Comparative Wages in Selected Countries
September 30, 2016

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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$

Bangladesh (Taka) 176.67 b/ 2.20 5,300.00 1/ 66.04 80.2573
Mongolia (Tugrik) 6,400.00 a/ 2.81 192,000.00 2/ 84.30 2,277.6200
Myanmar (Kyat) 3,600.00 a/ 2.83 108,000.00 3/ 84.81 1,273.4000
Lao PDR (Kip) 30,000.00 a/ 3.63 900,000.00
4/
108.51 8,271.2900
Pakistan
(Rupee)
333.33-400.00 
a/
3.15-3.78 10,000.00-12,000.00
5/
94.44-113.33 105.8870
Cambodia
(Cambodian Riel)
18,666.67 
a/
4.67 560,000.00
6/
140.00 4,000.0000
Vietnam
(Dong)
103,333.33 - 116,666.67
a/
4.56- 5.15 3,100,000.00 -3,500,000.00
7/
136.75-154.40
22,669.0000
Philippines/XI-A(Peso)  317..00
8/ 
6.57 9,510.00
b/
196.95 48.2857
Philippines/VII 
(Peso)
295.00- 353.00
9/ 
6.11-7.31 8,850.00 -10,590.00
b/
183.28-219.32 48.2857
Philippines/III
(Peso)
313.00- 364.00
10/ 
6.48-7.54 9,390.00 -10,920.00
b/
194.47-226.15 48.2857
Philippines/IV-A(Peso)  285.00-378.50
11/ 
5.90-7.84 8,550.00 -11,355.00
b/
177.07-235.16 48.2857
Indonesia
(Rupiah)
38,333.33 - 103,333.33
a/
2.96- 7.98 1,150,000.00 -3,100,000.00
 12/
88.78-239.32 12,953.4000
Malaysia
(Ringgit)
30.67 -33.33
13/ 
7.42-8.06 920.00 -1,000.00
  
222.51-241.86 4.1347
Thailand/Bangkok
(Baht)
300.00
14/ 
8.66 9,000.00
b/  
259.92 34.6257
Philippines/NCR (Peso)

454.00-491.00
15/ 

9.40-10.17 13,620.00-14,730.00
b/
282.07-305.06 48.2857
China
(Yuan Renminbi)
33.33 - 73.00
a/ 
4.99 -10.94 1,000.00 -2,190.00
16/  
149.85-328.16 6.6735
Taiwan
(Taiwan Dollar)
920.00
17/
29.33 27,600.00
b/
879.82 31.3701
Hongkong
($HK)
260.00
a/
33.53 7,800.00
18/
1,005.85 7.7546
South Korea
(Won)
44,640.00
19/ 
40.66
1,339,200.00
b/
1,219.74 1,097.9400
Japan
(Japan Yen)
5,424.00 - 7,280.00
20/
53.91-72.36 162,720.00 - 218,400.00
b/  
1,617.40-2,170.84

100.6060

New Zealand
(New Zealand Dollar)
97.60 - 122.00
21/ 
70.95-88.68 2,928.00 - 3,660.00
b/  
2,128.37-2,660.46 1.3757
Australia
(Australian Dollar)
141.60
a/
108.61 4,248.00
22/  
3,258.17 1.3038


1/ Bangladesh- Mminimum wage for the garment industry, 2013, every 5 years.
2/ Mongolia- The minimum hourly wage rate was set to 1,142.85 MNT effective September 1, 2013
3/ Myanmar-National Minimum wage for all sectors/industries at 3,600 kyat/day effective, September 1, 2015
4/ Lao- Minimum wage set at 900,000 kip/ month (US$111/month) effective April 1, 2015
5/ Pakistan-- In June 2014 the federal government has raised the minimum wage from Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000 per month for unskilled workers.
6/ Cambodia- Effective Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016 , minimum wage for the garment & shoe industry is 560,000 Riel at US$-Cambodian riel exchange rate at 4000 riel/US$
7/ Vietnam- New minimum wage, varying from VND 2,400 to 3,500 million effective January 1, 2016
8/ PHL-Region XI- Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agriculture is P317.00/day effective June 1, 2014
9/ 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
10/ Region III-Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agri. is P364.00 in Region III, and the lowest minimum wage is P306.00-effective January 1, 2016
11/ Region IVA-Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agri. is P378.50 in IV-A (Growth Corridor Area), and the lowest minimum wage is P285.00 (Resourced Based Area)-effective July 1, 2016.
12/ Indonesia-Minimum Wage in DKI Jakarta 3,100,000 Rupiah (highest) and Surabaya 1,1500, 000 (lowest) effective for the year 2016.
13/ Malaysia-The minimum wage set according to region RM1000 per month for peninsular Malaysia and RM920 per month for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan effective july 1, 2016
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 in Guangxi (at 1000 RMB/month). Highest min. wage is in Shanghai (at 1,820 RMB/month)-effective 2016
16/ NCR-Highest daily minimum wage is P491.00 in NCR, effective June 2, 2016
17/ Taiwan-NT$120 per hour, effective July 1, 2015
18/ Hongkong- Effective May 1 2015 the SMW is HK$32.50 per hour.
19/ South Korea -(SK) Minimum wage level at 5,580 SK won per hour, Effective 2015
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-15.25 per hour (122 per day) for workers 16 years old or older, and NZ$12.20 per hour (97.60 for 8hr./day) for those aged 16 or 17 or in training;effective April 2016
22/ Australia-The Federal Minimum Wage was raised to $17.70 per hour or $141.60/day or A$672.70 per week effective July 1, 2016.
a/ Daily equivalent of MW computed using 30 days
b/ Monthly equivalent of DMW computed using 30 days.