Comparative Wages in Selected Countries
As of 30 January 2015

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Country/City

Daily Minimum Wages

Monthly Wage

Exchange Rate
Per US$1*

In Country Currency

In US$

In Country Currency

In US$

Lao PDR (Kip) 11,600.00 a/ 1.40 348,000.00
1/
41.91 8,303.6700
Cambodia
(Cambodian Riel)
17,066.67 
a/
4.17 512,000.00
2/
125.06 4,094.0300
Pakistan
(Rupee)
333.33-400.00 
a/
3.91 10,000.00-12,000.00
3/
117.27 102.3290
Vietnam
(Dong)
71,666.67 - 103,333.33
a/
3.30- 4.76 2,150,000.00 -3,100,000.00
4/
99.12-142.91
21,691.5000
Mongolia
(Tugrik)
6,400.00
a/
3.29 192,000.00
5/
98.82
1,943.0000
Indonesia
(Rupiah)
36,666.67 - 90,000.00
a/
2.91- 7.14 1,100,000.00 -2,700,000.00
 6/
87.23-214.11 12,610.3000
China
(Yuan Renminbi)
27.67 - 60.27
a/ 
4.49 -9.85 830.00 -1,820.00
7/  
134.71-295.39 6.1614
Philippines/IV-A(Peso)  261.00-362.50
8/ 
5.91-8.21 7,830.00 -10,875.00
b/
177.34-246.31 44.1515
Philippines/VII 
(Peso)
295.00- 340.00
9/ 
6.68-7.70 8,850.00 -10,200.00
b/
200.45- 231.02 44.1515
Philippines/III
(Peso)
298.00- 349.00
10/ 
6.75-7.90 8,940.00 -10,470.00
b/
202.48- 237.14 44.1515
Thailand/Bangkok
(Baht)
300.00
11/ 
9.17 9,000.00
b/  
275.06 32.7206
Malaysia
(Ringgit)
26.67 -30.00
12/ 
7.34- 8.25 800.00 -900.00
  
220.08-247.59 3.6351
Philippines/NCR (Peso) 429.00-466.00
13/ 
9.72-10.55 12,870.00-13,980.00
b/
291.50-3116.64 44.1515
Taiwan
(Taiwan Dollar)
920.00
14/
29.20 27,600.00
b/
876.04 31.5055
Hongkong
($HK)
240.00
a/
30.96 7,200.00
15/
928.74 7.7524
South Korea
(Won)
41,680.00
16/ 
38.03
1,250,400.00
b/
1,140.99 1,095.8900
Japan
(Japan Yen)
5,424.00 - 7,280.00
17/
46.00-61.73 162,720.00 - 218,400.00
b/  
1,379.86-1,852.02 117.9250
New Zealand
(New Zealand Dollar)
91.20 - 114.00
18/ 
66.55-83.19 2,736.00 - 3,420.00
b/  
1,996.50-2,495.62 1.3704
Australia
(Australian Dollar)
134.96
a/
105.65 4,048.80
19/  
3,169.56 1.2774
1/ Lao-minimum wage was last updated on 2011 amounting to 348,000 kip (www.ilo.org/dyn/travail)
2/ Cambodia- Effective Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015 , minimum wage for the garment & shoe industry is 512,000 Riel.
3/ Pakistan-- In June 2014 the federal government has raised the minimum wage from Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000 per month for unskilled workers.
4/ Vietnam- New minimum wage, varying from VND 2,150 to 3,100 million effective January 1, 2015
5/ Mongolia- The minimum hourly wage rate was set to 1,142.85 MNT effective September 1, 2013
6/ Indonesia-Minimum Wage in DKI Jakarta 2,700,000 Rupiah (highest) and Central Java 1,100, 000 (lowest) effective for the year 2015.
7/ China- Lowest minimum wage is Guangxi (at 830 RMB/month). Highest min. wage is in Shanghai (at 1,820 RMB/month)-effective 2015
8/ Region IVA-Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agri. is P362.50 in IV-A (Growth Corridor Area), and the lowest minimum wage is P261.00 (Resourced Based Area)-effective May 1, 2014.
9/ Region VII-Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agri. is P340.00 in Region VII-effective March 21, 2014
10/ Region III-Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agri. is P349.00 in Region III, and the lowest minimum wage is P298.00-effective 30 November 2014.
11/ Thailand- As of January 1, 2013 the Minimum Wage Rates in Thailand is set at THB 300 (US10.34) per day
12/ Malaysia-Introduction of the country's first minimum wage. The minimum wage set at 800 ringgit per month in the states of Sabah and Sarawak and on the island of Borneo and 900 ringgit per month for workers on the Malaysian Peninsula
13/ NCR-Highest daily minimum wage is P466.00 in NCR, effective October 4, 2013
14/ Taiwan-NT$115 per hour, effective January 1, 2014
15/ Hongkong-Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) has come inyo force since May 1 2011, Effective May 1 2013 the SMW raised from $28 per hour to $30 per hour.
16/ South Korea -(SK) Minimum wage level per day is 41,680, or 5,210 SK won per hour, Effective 2014
17/ Japan-The highest minimum wage is is Kochi's at 910 yen/hour (7,280 for an 8-hr/day) while thew lowest is 647 yen/hr. (5,176 for an 8hr day in kumamoto, updated March 23, 2014
18/ New Zeland-14.25 per hour (114 per day) for workers 16 years old or older, and NZ$11.40 per hour (91.20 for 8hr./day) for those aged 16 or 17 or in training;effective January 2014
19/ Australia-The Federal Minimum Wage was raised to $16.87 per hour or $640.90 per week effective July 1, 2014.
a/ Daily equivalent of MW computed using 30 days
b/ Monthly equivalent of DMW computed using 30 days.