Comparative Wages in Selected Countries
As of 29 December 2015

 

Country/City

Daily Minimum Wages

Monthly Wage

Exchange Rate
Per US$1*

In Country Currency

In US$

In Country Currency

In US$

Bangladesh
(Taka)

176.67
a/

2.21

5,300.00
1/

66.18

80.0846

Myannmar
(Kyat)

3,600.00
a/

2.71

108,000.00
2/

81.16

1,330.6900

Mongolia
(Tugrik)

6,400.00
a/

3.21

192,000.00
3/

96.29

1,994.0000

Lao PDR (Kip)

30,000.00 a/

3.59

900,000.00
4/

107.64

8,361.4000

Pakistan
(Rupee)

333.33-400.00 
a/

3.14-3.77

10,000.00-12,000.00
5/

94.21-113.06

106.1420

Cambodia
(Cambodian Riel)

17,066.67 
a/

4.13

512,000.00
6/

123.87

4,133.4700

Vietnam
(Dong)

71,666.67 - 103,333.33
a/

3.15- 4.54

2,150,000.00 -3,100,000.00
7/

94.48-136.23

22,755.7000

Indonesia
(Rupiah)

36,666.67 - 90,000.00
a/

2.68- 6.58

1,100,000.00 -2,700,000.00
 8/

80.41-197.37

13,679.9000

Philippines/XI(Peso)

 317.00
9/ 

6.72

9,510.00
b/

201.52

47.1925

Philippines/VII 
(Peso)

295.00- 353.00
10/ 

6.25-7.48

8,850.00 -10,590.00
b/

187.53- 224.40

47.1925

Philippines/III
(Peso)

298.00- 349.00
11/ 

6.31-7.40

8,940.00 -10,470.00
b/

189.44- 221.86

47.1925

Malaysia
(Ringgit)

26.67 -30.00
12/ 

6.19-6.97

800.00 -900.00
  

185.81-209.03

4.3055

Philippines/IV-A(Peso)

 261.00-362.50
13/ 

5.53-7.68

7,830.00 -10,875.00
b/

165.92-230.44

47.1925

Thailand/Bangkok
(Baht)

300.00
14/ 

8.30

9,000.00
b/  

248.94

36.1540

China
(Yuan Renminbi)

27.67 - 60.27
a/ 

4.27 -9.4 36

830.00 -1,820.00
15/  

128.10-280.89

6.4794

Philippines/NCR (Peso)

444.00-481.00
16/ 

9.41-10.19

13,320.00-14,430.00
b/

282.25-305.77

47.1925

Taiwan
(Taiwan Dollar)

920.00
17/

28.02

27,600.00
b/

840.75

32.5 8279

Hongkong
($HK)

260.00
a/

33.54

7,800.00
18/

1,006.32

7.7510

South Korea
(Won)

44,640.00
19/ 

38.04

1,339,200.00
b/

1,141.27

1,173.4300

Japan
(Japan Yen)

5,424.00 - 7,280.00
20/

45.04-60.46

162,720.00 - 218,400.00
b/  

1,351.35-1,813.76

120.4130

New Zealand
(New Zealand Dollar)

94.40 - 118.00
21/ 

64.55-80.68

2,832.00 - 3,540.00
b/  

1,936.41-2,420.51

1.4625

Australia
(Australian Dollar)

138.32
a/

100.47

4,149.60
22/  

3,014.16

1.3767

 

1/

Bangladesh- Mminimum wage for the garment industry, 2013, every 5 years.

2/

Myannmar approved the first national MW for all sectors and industries at 3,600 kyat per day effective September 1, 2015

3/

Mongolia- The minimum hourly wage rate was set to 1,142.85 MNT effective September 1, 2013

4/

Lao-minimum wage in Laos was increased by 44% from 626,000 kip to 900,000 kip per month effective April 1, 2015-www.business-in-asia.com/wages/laos_minimum_wage.html

5/

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.

6/

Cambodia- Effective Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015 , minimum wage for the garment & shoe industry is 512,000 Riel.

7/

Vietnam- New minimum wage, varying from VND 2,150 to 3,100 million effective January 1, 2015

8/

Indonesia-Minimum Wage in DKI Jakarta 2,700,000 Rupiah (highest) and Central Java 1,100, 000 (lowest) effective for the year 2015.

9/

Region XI-Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agri. is P317.00-effective June 1, 2014

10/

Region VII-Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agri. is P353.00 and the lowest minimum wage is P295.00 in Region VII-effective October 10, 2015 under WO VII-19

11/

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.

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/

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.

14/

Thailand- As of January 1, 2013 the Minimum Wage Rates in Thailand is set at THB 300 (US10.34) per day

15/

China- Lowest minimum wage is Guangxi (at 830 RMB/month). Highest min. wage is in Shanghai (at 1,820 RMB/month)-effective 2015

16/

NCR-Highest daily minimum wage is P481.00 in NCR, effective April 4, 2015

17/

Taiwan-NT$120 per hour, effective July 1, 2015-english://.mol.gov.tw/6386/6394/6402/23308/

18/

Hongkong- Effective May 1 2015 the SMW is HK$32.50 per hour.

1/

Lao-minimum wage was last updated on 2011 amounting to 348,000 kip (www.ilo.org/dyn/travail)

19/

South Korea -(SK) Minimum wage at 5,580 SK won per hour , effective Jan-Dec. 2015-http://www.minimumwage.go.kr/eng/sub04.html

20/

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

21/

New Zeland-14.75 per hour (118 per day) for workers 16 years old or older, and NZ$11.80 per hour (94.40 for 8hr./day) for those aged 16 or 17 or in training;effective April 2015

22/

Australia-The Federal Minimum Wage was raised to $1729 per hour or $656.90 per week effective July 1, 2015.

a/

Daily equivalent of MW computed using 30 days

b/

Monthly equivalent of DMW computed using 30 days.