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ContinentCountryCapital CityFlagPopulationTotal AreaUTCTimeWeekHrlyAnnualDescEffective
AfricaAlgeriaAlgiersdz38,700,0002,381,740 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$1.34$2,786Wage Desc
18,000 Algerian dinars per month, nationally.[8][11][12]
01/01/2012
AfricaAngolaLuandaao20,609,2941,246,700 km2+1Sat 12:37 am44 hrs$0.89$2,044Wage Desc
15,003.00 kwanza per month; paid thirteen times a year.[14][15]
01/06/2014
AfricaBeninPorto-Novobj10,323,000112,622 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$0.36$743Wage Desc
31,625 CFA francs per month; the government set minimum wage scales for a number of occupations.[15][33]
01/03/2009
AfricaBotswanaGaboronebw2,024,904581,730 km2+2Sat 01:37 am48 hrs$0.26$643Wage Desc
3.8 Botswana pula ($0.58) an hour for most full-time labor in the private sector; 2.0 ($.26) Botswana pula for domestic workers or approximately 16 pula ($2.05) a day; 408 Botswana pula ($52.31) per month for workers in the agriculture sector.[8]
2012
AfricaBurkina FasoOuagadougoubf17,322,796274,000 km2+0Fri 11:37 pm40 hrs$0.39$815Wage Desc
34,664 CFA francs per month.[8][47]
01/04/2012
AfricaBurundiBujumburabi10,163,00027,834 km2+2Sat 01:37 am40 hrsWage Desc
None; in the past the government set the minimum wage, but during the year the minimum wage was set by market forces.[8][33]
2013
AfricaCameroonYaoundécm20,386,799475,442 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$0.41$853Wage Desc
36,270 CFA francs ($75) per month.[8][50]
7/30/2014
AfricaCape VerdePraiacv491.8754,033 km2-1Fri 10:37 pm44 hrsWage Desc
None; in the public sector 12,000 Cape Verdean escudos per month for an entry‑level worker.[53][54]
2011
AfricaCentral African RepublicBanguicf4,616,000622,984 km2+1Sat 12:37 am52 hrs$0.10$216Wage Desc
Set in the public sector by decree and varies by sector and by kind of work; for example, approximately 8,500 CFA francs ($17) per month for agricultural workers; approximately 26,000 CFA francs ($51) per month for government workers.[53]
2011
AfricaChadN'Djamenatd12,825,0001,284,000 km2+1Sat 12:37 am39 hrs$0.70$1,410Wage Desc
59,995 CFA francs ($120) per month, 355 CFA francs per hour.[8][55][56]
10/18/2011
AfricaComorosMoronikm743.7982,235 km2+3Sat 02:37 am40 hrs$0.83$1,724Wage Desc
55,000 Comorian francs ($150) per month.[8]
2013
AfricaDemocratic Republic of the Congo-BrazzavilleBrazzaville4,448,000342,000 km2+1Sat 12:37 am45 hrs$0.20$475Wage Desc
1,680 Congolese francs ($1.83) per day.[8][66]
01/01/2009
AfricaRepublic of the Congo-KinshasaKinshasacd67,514,0002,344,860 km2+1Sat 12:37 am35 hrs$0.70$1,269Wage Desc
54,000 CFA francs ($109) per month in the formal sector.[8]
2013
AfricaDjiboutiDjiboutidj87323,200 km2-4Fri 07:37 pm48 hrsWage Desc
None; canceled by the 2006 Labor Code for occupational categories, establishing that wages be set after common agreement between employers and employees. For public sector workers, minimum wage was 35,000 DFJ ($198) per month.[53]
2013
AfricaEgyptCairoeg86,127,000980,869 km2-6Fri 05:37 pm48 hrsWage Desc
None; for the public sector the minimum wage is LE 1,200 ($174) per month.[8]
01/01/2014
AfricaEquatorial GuineaMalabogq736.29628,051 km2+3Sat 02:37 am35 hrs$1.67$3,033Wage Desc
129,035 CFA franc ($260).[8]
2013
AfricaEritreaAsmaraer6,333,000117,600 km2+2Sat 01:37 am44.5 hrsWage Desc
None; 360 Eritrean nakfa ($24) per month in the public sector.[8]
2013
AfricaEthiopiaAddis Ababaet86,613,9861,104,300 km2-3Fri 08:37 pm48 hrsWage Desc
None; some government institutions and public enterprises set their own minimum wages: public sector employees, the largest group of wage earners, earned a monthly minimum wage of 420 birrbirr ($23); employees in the banking and insurance sector had a minimum monthly wage of 336 birr ($18).[8]
2013
AfricaGabonLibrevillega1,672,000267,668 km2+0Thu 12:00 am40 hrs$1.70$3,526Wage Desc
150,000 CFA francs ($302) per month; government workers received an additional monthly allowance of 20,000 CFA francs ($40) per child; government workers also received transportation, housing, and family benefits; the law does not mandate housing or family benefits for private sector workers.[8][88]
01/02/2010
AfricaThe GambiaBanjulgm1,849,00011,295 km2+4Sat 03:37 am48 hrs$0.16$405Wage Desc
50 dalasi ($1.47) per day.[8]
2013
AfricaGuineaConakrygn10,824,200245,857 km2+0Thu 12:00 am48 hrsWage Desc
The labor code allows the government to set a minimum hourly wage; however, the government has not exercised this provision except for setting the minimum wage for domestic workers at 440,000 GNF ($63.36) per month.[8]
2013
AfricaGuinea-BissauBissaugw1,704,00036,125 km2+0Fri 11:37 pm45 hrs$0.19$447Wage Desc
19,030 CFA francs ($38) per month plus a bag of rice[8]
2012
AfricaIvory CoastYamoussoukroci+0Fri 11:37 pm
AfricaKenyaNairobike44,354,000580,367 km2+3Sat 02:37 am52 hrs$0.25$689Wage Desc
Set by the government by location, age and skill level; the lowest urban minimum wage was 11,995 shillings ($139) per month, and the lowest agricultural minimum wage for unskilled employees was 4,854 shillings ($57) per month, excluding housing allowance.[8][117][118]
01/05/2013
AfricaLesothoMaseruls2,074,00030,355 km2+2Sat 01:37 am45 hrs$0.64$1,504Wage Desc
1,029 maloti ($119) per month to 1,122 maloti ($130) per month; varied by sector.[8]
2012
AfricaLiberiaMonrovialr4,294,000111,369 km2+0Thu 12:00 am48 hrs$0.20$509Wage Desc
15 Liberian dollars ($0.31) per hour not exceeding 8 hours per day, excluding benefits, for unskilled laborers; 5,600 LD ($114) per month for civil servants.[8]
2012
AfricaLibyaTripolily6,202,0001,759,540 km2+2Sat 01:37 am40 hrs$2.06$4,286Wage Desc
450 Libyan dinars per month; the government heavily subsidizes rent and utilities.[8][128][129][130]
01/03/2011
AfricaMadagascarAntananarivomg21,263,403587,041 km2+3Sat 02:37 am43 hrs$0.29$642Wage Desc
124,243.00 Malagasy ariary per month, 716.80 ariary per hour for non-agricultural workers; 126,000.00 ariary per month, 630.00 ariary per hour for agricultural workers.[8][15]
01/03/2014
AfricaMalawiLilongwemw16,363,000118,484 km2+2Sat 01:37 am48 hrs$0.28$690Wage Desc
MK 551 per day.[8][137][15]
01/01/2014
AfricaMaliBamakoml15,302,0001,240,190 km2+0Fri 11:37 pm48 hrs$0.27$669Wage Desc
28,465 CFA francs ($57), supplemented by a required package of benefits, including social security and health care.[8]
2012
AfricaMauritaniaNouakchottmr+0Fri 11:37 pm45 hrs$0.52$1,214Wage Desc
30,000 Mauritanian ouguiya ($100) per month for adults.[8][145][146]
01/09/2011
AfricaMauritiusPort Louismu1,257,9002,040 km2+4Sat 03:37 am45 hrs$0.45$1,050Wage Desc
607 Mauritian rupees ($20) per week for an unskilled worker in the Export Processing Zone(EPZ); 794 rupees ($26) per week for an unskilled factory worker outside the EPZ; set by the government by sector, and increased each year based on the inflation rate.[8]
2012
AfricaMoroccoRabatma33,202,300446,550 km2+0Fri 11:37 pm48 hrs$0.92$2,292Wage Desc
97 Moroccan dirhams ($11.50) per day in the industrialized sector, 63.39 dirhams ($7.50) per day for agricultural workers.[8][155][156][156]
01/07/2012
AfricaMozambiqueMaputomz23,700,715801,590 km2+2Sat 01:37 am40 hrs$0.61$1,270Wage Desc
Set for nine different economic sectors; ranges from 3,002 Mozambican meticias a month in the public sector to 7,465 meticias a month in the financial sector.[8][15]
01/05/2014
AfricaNamibiaWindhoekna2,113,077824,292 km2+2Sat 01:37 am45 hrsWage Desc
None; the mining, construction, security and agricultural sectors set basic levels of pay through collective bargaining.[8]
2013
AfricaNigerNiameyni17,129,0761,267,000 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$0.34$706Wage Desc
30,047 CFA francs ($60) per month.[8][15]
8/17/2012
AfricaNigeriaAbujang173,615,000923,768 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$0.66$1,377Wage Desc
18,000 naira per month ($115).[8][165]
01/01/2011
AfricaRwandaKigalirw10,537,22226,338 km2+2Sat 01:37 am45 hrsWage Desc
None; ranges from 500 to 1,000 Rwandan francs ($0.83 to $1.66) per day in the tea industry and 1500 to 5000 francs ($2.50 to $8.30) per day in the construction industry.[8]
2013
AfricaSão Tomé and PríncipeSao Tomest187.356964 km2+0Fri 11:37 pmWage Desc
None; 750,000 São Tomé and Príncipe dobras ($40) per month for civil servants[53]
2013
AfricaSenegalDakarsn13,567,338196,722 km2+0Fri 11:37 pm40 hrs$0.36$745Wage Desc
209.10 CFA francs ($0.42) per hour for general workers and 182.95 CFA francs ($0.37) per hour for agricultural workers.[8][15][191]
01/01/1996
AfricaSeychellesVictoriasc90.945455 km2+0Fri 11:37 pm55 hrs$1.95$5,577Wage Desc
SR26.70 per hour for all workers other than casual workers; SR30.78 per hour for casual workers.[8][193]
01/01/2014
AfricaSierra LeoneFreetownsl6,190,28071,740 km2+0Fri 11:37 pm40 hrs$0.03$58Wage Desc
21,000 Sierra Leonean leones ($5.75) per month.[8][195][196]
01/03/1997
AfricaSomaliaMogadishuso10,496,000637,657 km2+3Sat 02:37 am48 hrsWage Desc
None[8]
2013
AfricaSouth AfricaPretoriaza52,981,9911,221,040 km2+2Sat 01:37 am45 hrsWage Desc
None; the minimum wage for domestic workers was 8.95 rand ($0.90) per hour for employers in the urban areas and 7.65 rand ($0.77) for employers in the semiurban and rural areas. The minimum wage for farm workers was 7.71 rand ($0.77) per hour. The minimum hourly wage for domestic workers employed more than 27 hours per week ranged from 4.85 rand ($0.49) to 7.06 rand ($0.71).[8]
2013
AfricaSudanKhartoumsd37,964,0002,505,810 km2+3Sat 02:37 am40 hrs$0.69$1,429Wage Desc
425 Sudanese pounds per month.[54]
2008
AfricaSwazilandMbananesz1,250,00017,364 km2+2Sat 01:37 am48 hrs$0.33$694Wage Desc
531.6 Swazi emalangeni ($76.50) per month for a domestic worker; 420 emalangeni ($60.50) a month for an unskilled worker; 600 emalangeni ($86.50) a month for a skilled worker.[53]
2011
AfricaTanzaniaDar es Salaamtz44,928,923945,087 km2+3Sat 02:37 am45 hrs$0.13$303Wage Desc
Varies by sector from 40,000 Tanzanian shillings per month to 400,000 shillings per month.[8][15]
01/07/2013
AfricaTogoLométg6,191,15556,785 km2+Thu 12:00 am40 hrs$0.40$823Wage Desc
35,000 ($70) CFA francs per month.[8][15]
01/01/2012
AfricaTunisiaTunistn10,886,500163,610 km2+1Sat 12:37 am48 hrs$0.64$1,600Wage Desc
For the industrial sector: 286 Tunisian dinars ($190) per month for a 48-hour workweek and 246 dinars ($164) per month for a 40‑hour workweek; 8 dinars ($5.50) to 9 dinars ($6) per day for agricultural workers; supplemented with transportation and family allowances.[53][53]
2011
AfricaUgandaKampalaug35,357,000241,038 km2+3Sat 02:37 am40 hrs$0.01$29Wage Desc
6,000 Ugandan shillings per month.[8][33]
1984
AfricaZambiaLusakazm14,580,290752,618 km2+2Sat 01:37 am48 hrs$0.49$1,218Wage Desc
Varies by sector; 522,400 Zambian kwacha per month for domestic workers, K1,132,400 per month for shopkeepers, and between K1,132,400 and K2,101,039 for general workers' in categories one to five—which includes receptionists and clerks, among others (wages are inclusive transportation, lunch, and housing allowances).[228][229]
04/07/2012
AfricaZimbabweHararezw12,973,808390,757 km2+2Sat 01:37 amWage Desc
None, except for agricultural and domestic workers; government regulations for each of the 22 industrial sectors specify minimum wages. The minimum wage for all mine workers is currently pegged at $227 per month.[54]
2012
AntarcticaNew ZealandWellingtonnz4,518,330270,534 km2+13Sat 12:37 pm40 hrs$11.59$24,098Wage Desc
NZ$14.25 per hour for workers 18 years old or older, and NZ$11.40 per hour for those aged 16 or 17 or in training; there is no statutory minimum wage for employees who are under 16 years old.[164]
01/04/2014
AsiaAfghanistanKabulaf25,500,100652,090 km2+4Sat 03:37 am40 hrs$0.57$1,178Wage Desc
5,000 Afghani per month for government workers. No minimum set for private sector workers, but labor law prevents paying private sector workers less than government workers. Informal sector day workers are unprotected.[8]
2013
AsiaBahrainManamabh1,234,571694 km2+3Sat 02:37 am48 hrsWage Desc
None; 300 BHD ($800) for the public sector workers (only applies to Bahraini nationals).[8]
2013
AsiaBangladeshDhakabd152,518,015143,998 km2+6Sat 05:37 am48 hrs$0.09$220Wage Desc
1,500 taka ($19) per month for all economic sectors not covered by industry-specific wages; in the garment industry the minimum wage is 5,300 taka ($68) per month. The minimum wage is set nationally every five years by the National Minimum Wage Board in a tripartite forum industry by industry.[8][26][27][28]
01/12/2013
AsiaBhutanThimphubt745.247,000 km2+6Sat 05:37 am40 hrs$0.40$842Wage Desc
3,750 Bhutanese ngultrum per month.[8][34][35]
01/02/2014
AsiaBruneiBandar Seri Begawanbn393.1625,765 km2+8Sat 07:37 am48 hrsWage Desc
None[8]
2013
AsiaBurma (Myanmar)Yangonmm+63Mon 02:37 pm
AsiaCambodiaPhnom Penhkh15,135,000181,035 km2+7Sat 06:37 am48 hrsWage Desc
None; US$100 per month, for the garment and shoe industry.[8][15][48][49]
01/02/2014
AsiaChinaBeijingcn1,363,350,0009,640,820 km2+8Sat 07:37 am40 hrs$1.19$2,472Wage Desc
The minimum wage in China is set locally, ranges from RMB/CNY830 per month, RMB7.50 per hour in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to RMB/CNY1,820 per month, RMB/CNY17 per hour in Shanghai.[15][58][59][60][61][62]
1/24/2013
AsiaIndiaDelhiin1,241,610,0003,287,260 km2+5.5Sat 05:07 am48 hrs$0.28$689Wage Desc
Varied from 118 rupees ($2.18) per day in Bihar to 185 rupees ($3.40) per day in Haryana (with local cost of living allowance included). State governments set a separate minimum wage for agricultural workers.[104] The minimum wages are set according to Minimum Wages Act, 1948.[105]
2012
AsiaIndonesiaJakartaid249,866,0001,904,570 km2+7Sat 06:37 am40 hrs$0.56$1,163Wage Desc
Established by provincial and district authorities, which vary by province, district, and sector; the lowest minimum wage was in the province of Central Java at rupiah 910,000 per month and the highest was in Jakarta at rupiah 2,441,301 per month.[15][106]
01/01/2014
AsiaIranTehranir77,288,0001,648,200 km2+33Sun 08:37 am44 hrs$2.62$6,002Wage Desc
The minimum wage was raised to 609,000 Iranian tomans ($187) (equal to 6,090,000 rials) effective on the 2014 Persian New year;[107][108] set annually for each industrial sector and region. The standard workweek is 44 hours, and any work over 48 entitles the worker to overtime.[8]
3/21/2014
AsiaIraqBaghdadiq34,035,000438,317 km2+3Sat 02:37 amWage Desc
Less than 12,000 Iraqi dinars ($10) per day for a skilled worker and less than 5,250 dinars ($4.50) per day for an unskilled worker.[53]
2011
AsiaIsraelTel Avivil8,146,30022,145 km2+2Sat 01:37 am43 hrs$5.99$13,393Wage Desc
4,300 Israeli new shekel ($1,218$) per month, 23.12 Israeli new shekel ($6.78) per hour.[111]
01/10/2012
AsiaKazakhstanAstanakz17,186,0002,724,900 km2+6Sat 05:37 am40 hrs$0.77$1,607Wage Desc
19,966 Kazakhstani tenge per month.[8][116]
01/01/2014
AsiaSouth Koreakr+Thu 12:00 am40 hrs$4.63$9,620Wage Desc
5,210 South Korean won per hour; reviewed annually.[119][120]
01/01/2014
AsiaNorth Koreakp+Thu 12:00 amWage Desc
Averaging 5,000 - 10,000 North Korean won per day. roughly 2000 North Korean won is 1 US Dollar.[54]
2008
AsiaKuwaitKuwait Citykw3,065,85017,818 km2+3Sat 02:37 am48 hrs$1.03$2,571Wage Desc
60 Kuwaiti dinars ($216) per month.[8][122]
4/14/2010
AsiaKyrgyzstanBishkekkg5,663,133199,900 km2+6Sat 05:37 am40 hrs$0.10$214Wage Desc
840 Kyrgyzstani som per month, nominally; used for administrative purpose.[8][123]
01/01/2013
AsiaLaosVientianela6,580,800236,800 km2+7Sat 06:37 am48 hrs$0.30$747Wage Desc
626,000 Lao kip ($79) per month; additionally, employers were required to pay an 8,500-kip ($1) meal allowance per day. The minimum wage for civil servants and state enterprise employees was last increased to 500,000 kip ($63) per month.[8][124][125]
01/01/2012
AsiaLebanonBeirutlb4,822,00010,400 km2+2Sat 01:37 am48 hrs$0.57$1,433Wage Desc
675,000 pounds ($450) per month, 30,000 pounds per day.[8][127]
01/02/2012
AsiaMalaysiaKuala Lumpurmy30,041,000329,847 km2+8Sat 07:37 am48 hrs$1.25$3,110Wage Desc
RM900 per month, RM4.33 per hour on the peninsula; and RM800 per month, RM3.85 per hour for the states of Sabah, Sarawak, and Labuan.[138][139]
01/01/2013
AsiaMaldivesMalémv317.28298 km2+5Sat 04:37 am48 hrsWage Desc
None; 3,100 Maldivian rufiyaa ($242) per month in the government sector.[8]
2013
AsiaMongoliaUlan Batormn2,931,3001,564,120 km2+8Sat 07:37 am40 hrs$0.82$1,697Wage Desc
192,000 Mongolian tögrög per month.[8][153]
01/09/2013
AsiaNepalKathmandunp26,494,504147,181 km2+545Sun 04:37 pm48 hrs$0.45$1,127Wage Desc
8,000 Nepalese rupees per month.[8][160]
10/06/2013
AsiaOmanMuscatom3,957,000309,500 km2+4Sat 03:37 am45 hrs$4.39$10,263Wage Desc
225 Omani rials ($592) per month plus allowances of 100 rials ($263) per month for citizens; does not apply to foreign workers.[8][166]
01/07/2013
AsiaPakistanIslamabadpk185,914,000796,095 km2+5Sat 04:37 am48 hrs$0.51$1,285Wage Desc
10,000 Pakistani rupees per month.[8][15][33]
01/07/2013
AsiaPhilippinesManilaph99,275,100300,000 km2+8Sat 07:37 am40 hrs$0.73$1,515Wage Desc
205 pesos per day in nonplantation agricultural sector in the Ilocos Region to 466 pesos per day in the nonagricultural sector in the National Capital Region.[175]
7/25/2012
AsiaQatarDohaqa2,045,23911,000 km2+3Sat 02:37 am48 hrsWage Desc
None; the labor law provides the emir with authority to set a minimum wage, but he did not do so.[8]
2013
AsiaSaudi ArabiaRiyadhsa29,994,2722,149,690 km2+3Sat 02:37 am48 hrs$3.85$9,600Wage Desc
3,000 Saudi riyals ($720) per month; does not apply to foreign workers.[8][190]
02/02/2013
AsiaSingaporeSingaporesg5,399,200683 km2+8Sat 07:37 am44 hrsWage Desc
None[8]
2013
AsiaSri LankaColombolk20,277,59765,610 km2+53Mon 04:37 am45 hrs$0.26$611Wage Desc
6,500 rupees per month.[15]
01/01/2013
AsiaSyriaDamascussy21,898,000185,180 km2+2Sat 01:37 am40 hrs$1.02$2,112Wage Desc
9,765 to 14,760 Syrian pounds ($176–$266) per month, plus benefits, including compensation for meals, uniforms, and transportation.[53]
2013
AsiaTajikistanDushanbetj8,160,000143,100 km2+5Sat 04:37 am40 hrs$0.30$633Wage Desc
250 Tajikistani somoni per month, plus certain government subsidies for workers and their families.[53][208]
01/09/2013
AsiaThailandBangkokth65,926,261513,115 km2+7Sat 06:37 am48 hrs$1.21$3,012Wage Desc
Ranges from 300 Thai baht per day and up, depending on the cost of living in various provinces; set by provincial tripartite wage committees that sometimes include only employer representatives.[210][211][212]
01/01/2013
AsiaTurkeyAnkaratr76,667,864783,562 km2+2Sat 01:37 am45 hrs$3.23$7,560Wage Desc
1134 Turkish lira (€300) per month.[215][216]
01/07/2014
AsiaTurkmenistanAshgabattm5,240,000488,100 km2+5Sat 04:37 am40 hrs$0.89$1,853Wage Desc
440 Turkmenistani manat per month.[8][217]
01/01/2013
AsiaUnited Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabiae8,264,07083,600 km2+4Sat 03:37 am48 hrsWage Desc
None[8]
2013
AsiaUzbekistanTashkentuz30,183,400447,400 km2+5Sat 04:37 am40 hrs$0.33$683Wage Desc
107,635 Uzbekistani som per month.[8][223]
01/09/2014
AsiaVietnamHanoivn89,708,900331,689 km2+7Sat 06:37 am40 hrs$0.30$614Wage Desc
Varies by region; Region I: VND 2.7 million (US$ 128); Region II: VND 2.4 million (US4 114); Region III: VND 2.1 million (US$ 100) and Region IV: VND 1.9 million (US$ 90); VND 1.05 million ($50) per month for civil servants and state employees.[8][227]
01/01/2014
AsiaYemenSana'aye25,235,000527,968 km2+3Sat 02:37 amWage Desc
None; the minimum civil service wage was 21,000 rials ($100) per month.
2013
AustraliaAustraliaCanberra, ACTau23,414,5527,741,220 km2+11Sat 10:37 am38 hrs$17.39$34,358Wage Desc
Most workers are covered by an award, which may vary by employee age, geographical location and industry. For adults not covered by an award or agreement, the minimum wages is A$16.87 per hour, A$640.90 per week; set federally by Fair Work Australia. Junior workers, apprentices and trainees not covered by an award each have a minimum wage level set nationally.[21][22]
01/07/2014
AustraliaPapua New GuineaPort Moresbypg7,398,500462,840 km2+Thu 12:00 am44 hrs$1.10$2,519Wage Desc
100.80 Papua New Guinean kina ($40) per week, 2.29 kina per hour.[8][171]
05/02/2010
EuropeAlbaniaTiranaal2,821,97728,748 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$1.17$2,440Wage Desc
22,000 Albanian lekë per month, nationally. The law establishes a 40-hour workweek, but the actual workweek is typically set by individual or collective-bargaining agreement.[8][9][10]
03/07/2013
EuropeAndorraAndorra la Vellaad76.098468 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$7.12$14,800Wage Desc
€962 ($1,233) per month, €5.55 ($7.12) per hour.[13]
01/01/2014
EuropeArmeniaYerevanam3,017,40029,800 km2+4Sat 03:37 am40 hrs$0.65$1,344Wage Desc
45,000 Armenian dram per month.[20][dated info]
01/07/2013
EuropeAustriaViennaat8,504,85083,858 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrsWage Desc
None; instead, nationwide collective bargaining agreements set minimum wages by job classification for each industry and provide for a minimum wage of €1,000 per month—Wages where no such collective agreements exist, such as for domestic workers, janitorial staff, and au pairs, are regulated in pertinent law and are generally lower than those covered by collective bargaining.[8]
2013
EuropeAzerbaijanBakuaz9,477,10086,600 km2+4Sat 03:37 am40 hrs$0.77$1,595Wage Desc
105 Azerbaijani manat per month.[8][23][24]
01/09/2013
EuropeBelarusMinskby9,468,100207,600 km2+3Sat 02:37 am40 hrs$1.19$2,467Wage Desc
9,890 Belarusian rubles per hour and 1,660,000 Belarusian rubles per month.[15]
01/01/2014
EuropeBelgiumBrusselsbe11,132,26932,545 km2+1Sat 12:37 am38 hrs$11.69$23,104Wage Desc
€1,501.82 ($1,925) per month, €9.12 ($11.69) per hour for workers 21 years of age and over; €1,541.67 ($1,977) per month for workers 21 and a half years of age, with six months of service; €1,559.38 ($1,999) per month for workers 22 years of age, with 12 months of service; coupled with extensive social benefits.[15][30]
01/04/2013
EuropeBosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevoba3,791,62251,197 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$1.21$2,526Wage Desc
320 convertible marks ($216) per month in Republika Srpska; 357 ($241) convertible marks per month in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[8]
2012
EuropeBulgariaSofiabg7,282,041110,912 km2+2Sat 01:37 am40 hrs$1.34$2,778Wage Desc
340 Bulgarian lev per month, 2.03 lev per hour.[44][45][46]
01/01/2014
EuropeCroatiaZagrebhr4,290,61256,538 km2-5Fri 06:37 pm40 hrs$2.98$6,190Wage Desc
3,017.61 Croatian kuna per month.[72][73][74]
01/01/2014
EuropeCyprusNicosiacy865.8789,251 km2+1Sat 12:37 am48 hrsWage Desc
None; €870 per month for shop assistants, nurses' assistants, clerks, hairdressers, and nursery assistants; it rises to €924 after six months' employment. For asylum seekers working as unskilled workers in the agricultural sector, the minimum monthly wage was 425 euros ($570) with accommodation and food provided. For skilled workers in the agricultural sector, the minimum salary was 767 euros ($1,040) without accommodation and food.[8]
2013
EuropeCzech RepublicPraguecz10,513,80078,866 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$2.58$5,375Wage Desc
8,500 Czech korun per month, 50.60 korun per hour.[76]
01/08/2013
EuropeDenmarkCopenhagendk5,627,23543,094 km2+3Sat 02:37 am37 hrsWage Desc
None; instead, negotiated between unions and employer associations; the average minimum wage for all private and public sector collective bargaining agreements was approximately DKK 110 ($20) per hour, exclusive of pension benefits.[8][77]
2013
EuropeEstoniaTallinnee1,311,87045,100 km2+3Sat 02:37 am40 hrs$2.73$5,680Wage Desc
€355 per month, €2.13 per hour.[44][84]
01/01/2014
EuropeFinlandHelsinkifi5,452,821338,145 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrsWage Desc
None; however, the law requires all employers, including non-unionized ones, to pay minimum wages agreed to in collective bargaining agreements; almost all workers are covered under such arrangements.[8]
2013
EuropeFranceParisfr65,844,000551,500 km2-3Fri 08:37 pm35 hrs$12.22$22,237Wage Desc
€1,445.38 per month, €9.53 per hour.[44][87]
01/01/2014
EuropeGeorgiaTbilisige4,483,80069,700 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$0.31$655Wage Desc
90 Georgian lari ($54) per month for private sector workers; 115 lari ($68) per month for public employees.[8]
2013
EuropeGermanyBerlinde80,619,000357,022 km2+Thu 12:00 am40.5 hrsWage Desc
None; except for construction workers, electrical workers, janitors, roofers, painters, and letter carriers. Minimum wage is often set by collective bargaining agreements in other sectors of the economy and enforceable by law.[8] In July 2014 Germany began legislating to introduce a federally-mandated minimum wage that would take effect on 1 January 2015.[89] The law states that paying a worker an "immoral wage" is illegal. There is no general consensus what constitutes "immoral" payment. One judge at a court in Krefeld, Germany, ruled that a cashier at a supermarket has to earn the equivalent of approximately 7USD per hour. The federal courts in Germany ruled that any wage lower than 75% of the average wage or salary for a specific occupation constitutes illegal payment. However, since there is no well defined legal minimum wage as of February 2013, courts usually have the final say and only rule for individual cases.[90]
2013
EuropeGreeceAthensgr10,815,197131,957 km2+2Sat 01:37 am40 hrs$5.06$10,519Wage Desc
€683.76 per month in 12 payments, €586 per month in 14 payments.[44][94]
01/01/2013
EuropeHaitiPort-au-Princeht10,413,21127,750 km2-5Fri 06:37 pm48 hrs$0.37$930Wage Desc
125 Haitian gourdes per day for servants for an eight-hour workday; 225 Haitian gourdes per day for segment A industies; 240 Haitian gourdes per day for segment B industries; 260 Haitian gourdes per day for segment C industries; 225 Haitian gourdes per day for companies with piece work that re-export; and 300 Haitian gourdes per day for companies with piece work that exports.[8][96][97][98]
01/05/2014
EuropeHungaryBudapesthu9,906,00093,032 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$2.60$5,411Wage Desc
101,500 Hungarian forint per month, 586 Hungarian forint per hour.[101][102][103]
01/01/2014
EuropeIcelandReykjavikis325.671103,000 km2+0Fri 11:37 pm40 hrsWage Desc
None; minimum wages are negotiated in various collectively bargained agreements and applied automatically to all employees in those occupations, regardless of union membership; while the agreements can be either industry- or sector-wide, and in some cases firm-specific, the minimum wage levels are occupation-specific.[8][44]
2013
EuropeIrelandDublinie4,593,10070,273 km2+0Fri 11:37 pm39 hrs$11.09$22,490Wage Desc
€1,461.85 per month and €8.65 ($11.09) per hour.[110]
01/07/2011
EuropeItalyRomeit59,943,933301,318 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrsWage Desc
None; instead set through collective bargaining agreements on a sector-by-sector basis.[8]
2013
EuropeLatviaRigalv2,003,90064,600 km2+2Sat 01:37 am40 hrs$2.48$5,155Wage Desc
€320 per month, €1.933 per hour, and €2.209 for teenagers and people working in dangerous conditions.[126]
01/01/2014
EuropeLiechtensteinVaduzli37.132160 km2+1Sat 12:37 am48 hrsWage Desc
None[8]
2013
EuropeLithuaniaVilniuslt2,941,95365,300 km2+2Sat 01:37 am40 hrs$2.33$4,848Wage Desc
1035 Lithuanian litas per month, 6.27 litas per hour.[131]
01/10/2014
EuropeLuxembourgLuxembourg Citylu5372,586 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$14.24$29,611Wage Desc
€1,921.03 per month, €11.1042 per hour for unskilled workers over 18; increased by 20% for a skilled employee; decreased by 20% to 25% in the case of an adolescent worker.[44][132][133]
01/10/2013
EuropeRepublic of MacedoniaSkopjemk2,062,29425,713 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$0.96$2,005Wage Desc
10,990 Macedonian denars per month in the textile and leather industries; 12,268 Macedonian denars per month in other sectors.[8][134][135]
01/01/2013
EuropeMaltaVallettamt416.055316 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$5.64$11,733Wage Desc
€717.95 per month, €165.68 per week; combined with an annual mandatory bonus of €270.20 and a €242.32 annual cost of living increase, automatically adjusted for inflation.[141][142]
01/01/2014
EuropeMoldovaChisinaumd3,559,50033,851 km2+2Sat 01:37 am40 hrs$0.48$991Wage Desc
1400 Moldovan lei in the private sector; 1000 lei per month in the public sector.[8][148][149][150]
01/10/2014
EuropeMonacoMonacomc36.1362 km2+1Sat 12:37 am39 hrs$12.83$26,016Wage Desc
€1,610.57 per month and €9.53 per hour (same as the French minimum wage), plus a 5% adjustment.[151]
01/01/2014
EuropeMontenegroPodgoricame620.02913,812 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$1.43$2,969Wage Desc
€193 per month.[8][154]
01/05/2013
EuropeNetherlandsThe Haguenl16,842,20041,528 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$11.06$23,003Wage Desc
€1,495.20 per month, €345.05 per week, €69.01 per day, and €8.63 per hour for persons 23 and older; between 30-85% of this amount for persons aged 15–22.[161][162]
01/07/2014
EuropeNorwayOslono5,109,056385,155 km2+1Sat 12:37 am37.5 hrsWage Desc
None; wages normally fall within a national scale negotiated by labor, employers, and local governments.[8]
2013
EuropePortugalLisbonpt10,487,28991,982 km2+Thu 12:00 am40 hrs$2.97$6,184Wage Desc
1,680 PLN (€405) per month.[177] Real full cost (if a worker is not a student etc.) for employer(from which are taken different social, health etc. funds for that worker) is: 2028,43 PLN, and netto for worker, after cuts for health services, accidents fund, work fund, retirement etc. is 1237,20 PLN. With 40 hours week and 4 weeks in month it give about 12.67 PLN/per hour brutto(or after cuts netto ~7.73 PLN/hour).[178]
01/01/2014
EuropeRomaniaBucharestro20,121,641238,391 km2+2Sat 01:37 am40 hrs$1.54$3,211Wage Desc
900 RON Romanian lei per month, 5.357 Romanian lei per hour for a full-time schedule of 168 hours per month.[180]]
01/07/2014
EuropeRussiaMoscowru143,700,00017,098,200 km2+3Sat 02:37 am40 hrs$1.04$2,161Wage Desc
5,554 rubles per month.[181][182]
01/01/2014
EuropeSan MarinoSan Marinosm33.5461 km2+1Sat 12:37 am37.5 hrs$12.49$24,347Wage Desc
€1582.57 per month; €9.74 per hour.[188][8]
01/01/2014
EuropeSerbiaBelgraders7,181,50577,474 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$1.31$2,719115 dinars per hour.[8][192][/popup]01/04/2012
EuropeSlovakiaBratislavask5,415,94949,033 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$2.59$5,395Wage Desc
€352 per month, €2.023 per hour.[197][198]
01/01/2014
EuropeSloveniaLjubljanasi2,061,96320,256 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$5.84$12,141Wage Desc
€789.15 per month.[44][199]
01/01/2014
EuropeSpainMadrides46,609,700505,992 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$5.57$11,582Wage Desc
€752.85 per month in 12 payments, €645.30 per month in 14 payments.[44][201]
01/01/2013
EuropeSwedenStockholmse9,651,531449,964 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrsWage Desc
None; set by annual collective bargaining contracts.[8]
2013
EuropeSwitzerlandBernech8,112,20041,284 km2+1Sat 12:37 am41.7 hrsWage Desc
None; however, a minority of the voluntary General Labour Contracts (GLC, collective labour agreements), reached on a sector-by-sector basis,[202] contain minimum compensation clauses, which provide for compensation ranging from CHF 2,200 to 4,200 ($2,363 to $4,511) per month for unskilled workers and CHF 2,800 to 5,300 ($3,010 to $5,693) per month for skilled employees.[8] On 18 May 2014, Swiss voters rejected a popular initiative (by 76.3%) that would have enforced GLCs for every sector and set the hourly minimum wage at CHF 22 ($24.65) or (PPP-adjusted: $12.55).[203][204]
2014
EuropeUkraineKievua45,426,200603,700 km2+2Sat 01:37 am40 hrs$0.98$2,031Wage Desc
7.80 Ukrainian hryven' per hour or 1301 Ukrainian hryven' per month.[8][15]
01/10/2014
EuropeUnited KingdomLondongb63,705,000242,900 km2+0Fri 11:37 pm38.2 hrs$10.32$20,495Wage Desc
£6.50 per hour (aged 21+), £5.13 per hour (aged 18–20), £3.79 per hour (under 18), £2.73 per hour (apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year).[218]
01/10/2014
North AmericaAntigua and BarbudaSt. John'sag86.295442 km2-4Fri 07:37 pm40 hrs$3.04$6,317Wage Desc
EC$8.20 per hour.[8][16][17]
01/11/2014
North AmericaThe BahamasNassaubs351.46113,878 km2-5Fri 06:37 pm40 hrs$4.00$8,320Wage Desc
B$4.00 ($4.00) per hour, B$30 ($30) per day, and B$150 ($150) per week.[8][25]
1/21/2002
North AmericaBarbadosBridgetownbb285430 km2-4Fri 07:37 pm40 hrs$3.13$6,500Wage Desc
BDS$6.25 ($3.13) per hour for household domestics and shop assistants; the Ministry of Labor recommends all other sectors use this as the de facto minimum wage.[8][29]
01/03/2012
North AmericaBelizeBelmopanbz349.72822,966 km2-6Fri 05:37 pm45 hrs$1.65$3,861Wage Desc
BZ$3.30 ($1.65) per hour.[8][31][32]
5/26/2012
North AmericaCanadaOttawa, ONca35,295,7709,970,610 km2-5Fri 06:37 pm40 hrs$10.25$21,320Wage Desc
The minimum wage in Canada is set by each province and territory; ranges from C$10.25 to C$11.00 per hour.[8][51]
01/09/2014
North AmericaCosta RicaSan Josécr4,667,09651,100 km2-6Fri 05:37 pm48 hrs$1.85$4,624Wage Desc
Varies for specified industries from ₡8,944.51 per 8-hour work day for unskilled workers to ₡11,896.82 per day for specialized workers. All other occupations not explicitly covered fall under the generic scale, which varies from ₡266,942.69 per month for unskilled workers to ₡583,633.64 for licentiates.[68]
1 January 2014[69]
North AmericaCubaHavanacu11,167,325110,861 km2-4Fri 07:37 pm44 hrs$0.05$108Wage Desc
225 Cuban pesos ($9) per month.[8][75]
01/05/2005
North AmericaDominicaRoseaudm71.293751 km2-4Fri 07:37 pm40 hrs$1.48$3,081Wage Desc
EC$4.00 ($1.50) per hour.[8][78][79]
01/06/2008
North AmericaDominican RepublicSanto Domingodo9,445,28148,671 km2-5Fri 06:37 pm44 hrs$0.41$938Wage Desc
6,320 Dominican pesos ($167) per month in the FTZs and between 6,880 pesos and 11,292 pesos outside the FTZs, depending upon the size of the company; 5,117 pesos ($130) per month for the public sector; 234 pesos a day for farm workers who are covered by minimum wage regulations based on a 10-hour day, with the exception of sugarcane workers who received 129 pesos ($3.19) based on an eight-hour workday.[8][80][81]
01/06/2013
North AmericaEl SalvadorSan Salvadorsv6,340,00021,041 km2+1Sat 12:37 am44 hrs$0.50$1,138Wage Desc
Set sector by sector; for example, US$242.40 a month for retail employees; US$237.00 for industrial laborers; US$202.80 for apparel assembly workers; US$113.70 for agriculture workers. The wage for seasonal agricultural workers of cotton and sugar cane is used here.[8][83][15][dated info]
01/01/2014
North AmericaGrenadaSt. George'sgd103.328344 km2-4Fri 07:37 pm40 hrsWage Desc
Minimum wage schedules set pay by occupation; for example, the minimum wage for domestic workers, for example, was EC $4.50 per hour, while that for a security guard was EC $6.00 ($2.22) per hour.[8]
2013
North AmericaGuatemalaGuatemala Citygt15,806,675108,889 km2-6Fri 05:37 pm48 hrs$1.20$2,998Wage Desc
74.97 Guatemalan quetzales per day for agricultural and nonagricultural work and 68.91 quetzales per day for work in export-sector regime factories. Minimum wage earners also are due a mandatory monthly bonus of 250 quetzales, and salaried workers receive two mandatory yearly bonuses (the bono 14 and the Christmas bonus), each equivalent to one month’s salary.[8][15]
01/01/2014
North AmericaHondurasTegucigalpahn8,555,072112,088 km2-6Fri 05:37 pm44 hrs$1.13$2,580Wage Desc
Minimum wages ranged from a low of 5,114.46 Honduran lempiras per month, 21.31 lempiras per hour to 8,224.35 lempiras per month, 34.27 lempiras per hour.[8][15][99]
01/01/2014
North AmericaJamaicaKingstonjm2,711,47610,991 km2-5Fri 06:37 pm40 hrs$1.58$3,281Wage Desc
J$5,600 per week.[8][112][113]
06/01/2014
North AmericaMexicoMexico Citymx119,713,2031,958,200 km2-6Fri 05:37 pm48 hrs$0.61$1,511Wage Desc
67.29 Mexican pesos per day for Zone A and 63.77 pesos per day for Zone B.[147][15]
01/01/2014
North AmericaNicaraguaManaguani6,071,045130,000 km2-6Fri 05:37 pm48 hrs$0.55$1,378Wage Desc
Set for nine different economic sectors; ranges from 2,705.11 Nicaraguan córdobas per month in the agricultural sector to 6,096.93 córdobas per month in the financial sector.[15]
01/03/2014
North AmericaPanamaPanama Citypa3,405,81375,517 km2-5Fri 06:37 pm48 hrs$1.22$3,051Wage Desc
1.2222 to 2.3636 balboas ($1.2222 to $2.3636) per hour, depending on region and sector. Food and the use of housing facilities were considered part of the salary for some workers, such as domestic and agricultural workers. Salaries for domestic workers ranged from 175 to 200 balboas ($175 to $200) per month. The agricultural and construction sectors received the lowest and highest minimum wages, respectively.[8][169][170]
01/01/2012
North AmericaSaint Kitts and NevisBasseterrekn54261 km2-4Fri 07:37 pm40 hrs$3.33$6,933Wage Desc
EC$9.00 per hour.[8][183][184]
01/11/2014
North AmericaSaint LuciaCastrieslc180539 km2-4Fri 07:37 pm40 hrsWage Desc
Minimum wage for some sectors; EC$300 ($111) per month for office clerks; EC$200 ($74) for shop assistants; EC$160 ($59) for messengers.[8]
2013
North AmericaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesKingstownvc109388 km2-4Fri 07:37 pm40 hrs$1.16$2,407Wage Desc
Set sector by sector; for example, EC$56 ($20.74) per day for agriculture workers (shelter not provided); EC$40 ($14.81) per day for industrial workers; and EC$25 per day for household domestic workers.[8][186][187]
01/07/2008
North AmericaTrinidad and TobagoPort of Spaintt1,328,0195,130 km2-4Fri 07:37 pm40 hrs$2.33$4,852Wage Desc
TT$15.00 ($2.36) per hour.[214]
01/01/2015
North AmericaUnited StatesWashington, DCus317,706,0009,629,090 km2-5Fri 06:37 pm40 hrs$7.25$15,080Wage Desc
The federal minimum wage in the United States is US$7.25 per hour. States may also set a minimum, in which case the higher of the two is controlling; some territories are exempt and have lower rates.[220]
7/24/2009
OceaniaFijiSuvafj858.03818,274 km2+2Sat 01:37 am$1.052,184[86]Wage Desc
US$1.05 per hour[8][85]
01/03/2014
OceaniaKiribatiSouth Tarawaki106.461726 km2+12Sat 11:37 amWage Desc
None; informal minimum wage estimated by government authorities to be between A$1.60 ($1.66) to A$1.70 ($1.77) per hour[8]
2013
OceaniaMarshall IslandsMajuromh56.086181 km2+12Sat 11:37 am40 hrs$2.00$4,160Wage Desc
US$2.00 per hour for government and private sector employees.[8][143]
06/03/1986
OceaniaMicronesiaPalikirfm101.351702 km2+11Sat 10:37 am
OceaniaNauruYarennr9.94521 km2+12Sat 11:37 am40 hrsWage Desc
None; there is a graduated salary system for public service officers and employees, none for private-sector workers.[8]
2013
OceaniaPalauKororpw20.901459 km2+9Sat 08:37 am40 hrs$3.00$6,240Wage Desc
US$3.00 per hour; does not include foreign workers.[8][167]
01/10/2014
OceaniaSamoaApiaws187.822,831 km2+14Sat 01:37 pm40 hrs$0.87$1,817Wage Desc
WST$2.00 ($0.89) per hour for the private sector; WST$2.65 ($1.18) for the public sector.[8]
2012
OceaniaSolomon IslandsHoniarasb581.34428,896 km2+11Sat 10:37 am45 hrs$0.43$1,017Wage Desc
SI$4.00 ($0.55) per hour for all workers except those in the fishing and agricultural sectors, who received SI$3.20 per hour.[8][200]
01/05/2008
OceaniaTongaNuku'alofato103.036747 km2+13Sat 12:37 pm40 hrsWage Desc
None[8]
2013
OceaniaTuvaluFunafutitv11.32326 km2+12Sat 11:37 amWage Desc
None; the minimum annual salary in the public sector was approximately A$3,000 to A$4,000 ($3,120 to $4,160).[8]
2013
OceaniaVanuatuPort Vilavu264.65212,189 km2+11Sat 10:37 am40 hrs$1.90$3,952Wage Desc
30,000 Vanuatu vatu ($323) per month, 170 vatu per hour.[8][224]
8/20/2012
South AmericaArgentinaBuenos Airesar41,660,0962,780,400 km2-3Fri 08:37 pm48 hrs$5.05$12,599Wage Desc
4,400 Argentine pesos ($525) per month for up to 200 hours; paid thirteen times a year.[15][18][19]
01/01/2014
South AmericaBoliviaLa Pazbo10,027,2541,098,580 km2-4Fri 07:37 pm48 hrs$1.09$2,709Wage Desc
1440 Bolivian bolivianos per month.[36][37] plus an obligatory Christmas bonus equal to one month's pay, prorated for the amount of time the worker has worked in their present position.[38]
01/05/2014
South AmericaBrazilBrasiliabr201,032,7148,514,880 km2-2Fri 09:37 pm44 hrs$2.11$4,827Wage Desc
R$724.00 per month, paid 13 times a year.[39][40][41] The Brazilian minimum wage is adjusted annually by the federal government. Each Brazilian state has its own minimum wage, which cannot be lower than the federal minimum wage.[42][43]
01/01/2014
South AmericaChileSantiagocl16,341,929756,096 km2-3Fri 08:37 pm45 hrs$2.37$5,550Wage Desc
225,000 Chilean pesos per month for workers aged 18–65; 167,968 for workers younger than 18 and older than 65; and 145,139 pesos for 'non remunerative' purposes.[57]
01/07/2014
South AmericaColombiaBogotaco47,506,0001,138,910 km2-5Fri 06:37 pm48 hrs$1.65$4,114Wage Desc
616,000 Colombian pesos per month plus 72,000 pesos per month for transportation allowance[63][64][65]
01/01/2014
South AmericaEcuadorQuitoec15,699,200283,561 km2+2Sat 01:37 am40 hrs$2.30$4,776Wage Desc
US$398 per month. Minimun wage has been set by the government on US$340 per month for the year 2014. A worker that works a full year, receives a 13th (of US$340) and a 14th (of US$340) sallary.[82]
01/01/2014
South AmericaGuyanaGeorgetowngy784.894214,969 km2-4Fri 07:37 pm40 hrs$0.99$2,056Wage Desc
G$35,000 per month, G$1,616 per day and G$202 per hour.[95]
01/07/2013
South AmericaParaguayAsuncionpy6,783,374406,752 km2-3Fri 08:37 pm48 hrs$1.98$4,947Wage Desc
1,824,055 Paraguayan guaraníes per month; The law discriminates against domestic workers, who are legally entitled to only 40 percent of the minimum wage. The law mandates that housing and food be counted towards domestic worker’s salary.[8][15][173][174]
01/03/2014
South AmericaPeruLimape30,475,1441,285,220 km2-5Fri 06:37 pm48 hrs$1.37$3,409Wage Desc
750 Peruvian nuevos soles ($294) per month.[8][15]
01/06/2012
South AmericaSurinameParamaribosr534.189163,820 km2-3Fri 08:37 pm45 hrsWage Desc
None; SRD 600 ($180) per month is the lowest wage for civil servants.[8]
2013
South AmericaUruguayMontevideouy3,286,314175,016 km2-2Fri 09:37 pm46 hrs$2.21$5,276Wage Desc
8960 Uruguayan pesos per month, 448 pesos per day, 44.8 pesos per hour.[8][221][222]
01/01/2014
South AmericaVenezuelaCaracasve28,946,101912,050 km2+Thu 12:00 am40 hrs$0.34$699Wage Desc
Bolívares (BsF) 4.251,78 Venezuelan bolívares per month.[225] Bolívares (BsF) 4.251,78 is $58.38 at the open market exchange rate, which the government considers illegal, and $85.22 at the individually inaccessible for the citizens government exchange rate of 49.98.[226]
06/06/2014
American SamoaPago Pago-11Fri 12:37 pm
AnguillaThe Valley-4Fri 07:37 pm
ArubaOranjestad-4Fri 07:37 pm
BermudaHamilton-4Fri 07:37 pm
British Virgin IslandsRoad Town-4Fri 07:37 pm
Cayman IslandsGeorge Town-5Fri 06:37 pm
Christmas IslandFlying Fish Cove+7Sat 06:37 am
Cook IslandsAvarua-1Fri 10:37 pm
Côte d'IvoireYamoussoukroci23,202,000322,463 km2+1Sat 12:37 am40 hrs$0.41$860Wage Desc
Varies by occupation, with the lowest set to 36,607 CFA franc ($72) per month for the industrial sector; a slightly higher minimum wage rate is applied for construction workers.[8][70][71]
1994
CuraçaoWillemstad+2Sat 01:37 am
East TimorDili1,066,40914,874 km2+Thu 12:00 am
Federated States of MicronesiaStanleyfm+Thu 12:00 am40 hrsWage Desc
None; US$2.65 per hour for employment with the national government; all states have a minimum hourly wage for government workers: $2.00 in Pohnpei, $1.25 in Chuuk, $1.42 in Kosrae, and $1.60 in Yap; $1.75 for private sector workers in Pohnpei.[8]|
2013
Faroe IslandsTórshavn+13Sat 12:37 pm
French GuianaCayenne-1Fri 10:37 pm
French PolynesiaPapeetepf+1Sat 12:37 am
GhanaAccragh24,658,823238,533 km2+Thu 12:00 am40 hrs$0.42$867Wage Desc
6.00 Ghanaian cedis per day.[8][92][93]
01/05/2014
GibraltarGibraltargi+1Sat 12:37 am
GuadeloupeBasse-Terregp-4Fri 07:37 pm
GuamHagatna+1Sat 12:37 am
Holy See (Vatican)Vatican Cityva8390.44 km2+1Sat 12:37 am
Hong Konghk+Thu 12:00 am40 hrs$3.87$8,041Wage Desc
HK$30 per hour is the minimum wage in Hong Kong.[100]
01/05/2013
JapanTokyojp127,180,000377,873 km2+9Sat 08:37 am40 hrs$8.48$17,648Wage Desc
Ranges from 664 Japanese yen to 888 yen per hour; set on a prefectural and industry basis.[114]
01/10/2014
JordanAmmanjo6,558,90089,342 km2+2Sat 01:37 am48 hrs$1.29$3,211Wage Desc
190 Jordanian dinars ($268) per month.[8][115]
01/02/2012
KosovoPristina1,815,60610,887 km2+Thu 12:00 am40 hrs$1.26$2,615Wage Desc
€170 ($224) per month for workers between 35 and 65 years of age; €130 for workers under 35 years of age.[8][121]
8/17/2011
MacauMacaumo+8Sat 07:37 am
MartiniqueFort-de-Francemq3,461,0411,025,520 km2-4Fri 07:37 pm
MontserratPlymouth-4Fri 07:37 pm
MyanmarNaypyidawmm53,259,000676,578 km2+0Fri 11:37 pm48 hrs$65Wage Desc
None; 60,000 Myanma kyat per month for salaried public employees; 2,000 kyat per day for day laborers, supplemented by various subsidies and allowances.[53][158]
2011
New CaledoniaNouméanc+11Sat 10:37 am
NiueAlofi-11Fri 12:37 pm
North KoreaPyongyangkp24,895,000120,538 km2+9Sat 08:37 am
Northern Mariana IslandsSaipan+1Sat 12:37 am
Palestinian TerritoryRamallahps+2Sat 01:37 am
PitcairnAdamstown-8Fri 03:37 pm
PolandWarsawpl38,502,396312,685 km2+1Sat 12:37 am
Puerto RicoSan Juanpr-4Fri 07:37 pm40 hrs$4.36$9,064Wage Desc
€ 589.17 per month in 12 payments, €505 per month in 14 payments; for full-time workers, rural workers, and domestic employees ages 18 and older.[179]
01/10/2014
RéunionSaint-Denisre+4Sat 03:37 am
South KoreaSeoulkr50,219,66999,538 km2+9Sat 08:37 am
TaiwanTaipeitw23,379,12936,188 km2+8Sat 07:37 am42 hrs$3.88$8,481Wage Desc
The minimum wage in Taiwan is NT$19,047 per month; NT$115 per hour.[207]
01/01/2014
Timor-LesteDili+9Sat 08:37 am44 hrs$0.60$1,380Wage Desc
US$115 per month.[8][213]
6/22/2012
Turks and Caicos IslandsCockburn Town-4Fri 07:37 pm
US Virgin IslandsCharlotte Amalievi-4Fri 07:37 pm
Western SaharaLaayouneeh567266,000 km2+0Fri 11:37 pm