Comparative Wages
In Selected Countries
(As of 29 September 2017)

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Country/City Daily Minimum Wage Monthly Minimum Wage Exchange Rate
Per US$1*
In Country
Currency
In US$ In Country
Currency
In US$
Bangladesh
(Taka)
176.67 a/ 2.19 5,300.00 1/ 65.63 80.7537
Mongolia
(Tugrik)
8,000.00 a/ 3.26 240,000.00 2/ 97.76 2,454.8800
Myannmar
(Kyat)
3,600.00 3/ 2.68 108,000.00 b/ 80.28 1,345.3200
Laos PDR
(Kip)
30,000.00 a/ 3.68 900,000.00 4/ 110.34 8,156.6200
Pakistan
(Rupee)
433.33 a/ 4.15 13,000.00 5/ 124.40 104.4980
Cambodia
(Cambodian Riel)
18,666.67 a/ 4.67 560,000.00 6/ 140.00 4,000.0000
Vietnam
(Region I & II)

(Dong)
110,666.67-125,000.00 a/ 4.92-5.55 3,320,000.00-3,750,000.00 7/ 147.47-166.57 22,512.5000
Philippines/XI
(Peso)
340.00 8/ 6.68 10,200.00 b/ 200.26 50.9336
Philippines/VII
(Peso)
308.00-366.00 9/ 6.05-7.19 9,240.00-10,980.00 b/ 181.41-215.57 50.9336
Philippines/III
(Peso)
329.00-380.00 10/ 6.46-7.46 9,870.00-11,400.00 b/ 193.78-223.82 50.9336
Philippines/IV-A
(Peso)
293.00-378.50 11/ 5.75-7.43 8,790.00-11,355.00 b/ 172.58-222.94 50.9336
Indonesia
(Yogyakarta and Jakarta)

(Rupiah)
44,591.50-111,858.33 a/ 3.33-8.35 1,337,745.00-3,355,750.00 12/ 99.91-250.63 13,389.4000
Malaysia
(Ringgit)
30.67-33.33 a/ 7.27-7.90 920.00-1,000.00 13/ 218.16-237.13 4.2172
Thailand
(Baht)
300.00-310.00 14/ 9.02-9.32 9,000.00-9,300.00 b/ 270.71-279.74 33.2453
Philippines/NCR
(Peso)

475.00-512.00 15/

9.33-10.05 14,250.00-15,360.00 b/ 279.78-301.57 50.9336
China
(Yuan Renminbi)
33.33-73.00 a/ 5.02-11.00 1,000.00-2,190.00 16/ 150.64-329.90 6.6385
Taiwan
(Taiwan Dollar)
1,008.00 17/ 33.26 30,240.00 b/ 997.94 30.3025
Hongkong
($HK)
260.00 18/ 33.29 7,800.00 b/ 998.81 7.8093
South Korea
(Won)
51,760.00 19/ 45.35 1,552,800.00 b/ 1,360.45 1,141.3900
Japan
(Japan Yen)
5,744.00-7,456.00 20/ 50.97-66.16 172,320.00-223,680.00 b/ 1,529.02-1,984.74 112.7000
New Zealand
(New Zealand Dollar)
100.80-126.00 21/ 72.64-90.80 3,024.00-3,780.00 b/ 2,179.27-2,724.09 1.3876
Australia
(Australian Dollar)
146.32 22/ 115.02 4,389.60 b/ 3,450.54 1.2722
 

 

1/ Bangladesh: Minimum wage in the garment industry, 2013, every 5 years.
2/ Mongolia: (4th protocol) raising the hourly salary to MNT 1428.60 per hour and the minimum monthly wage up to MNT 240,000. The new wage minimum wage will take effect from 1st January 2017, https://www.news.mn/content/print/30085.
3/ Myanmar approved the first national MW for all sectors and industries at 3,600 kyat per day effective, September 1, 2015.
4/ Laos: The minimum wage in Laos was increased by 44% from 626,000 Kip (US$77) to 900,000 Kip (US$111 per month effective April 1, 2015. http://www.business-in-asia.com/wages/laos_minimum_wage.html)
5/ Pakistan: has raised the minimum wage to Rs. 13,000/mo for unskilled workers effective from July 01, 2015. http://www.na.gov.pk/uploads/documents/1456123944_586.pdf
6/ Cambodia Effective Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016 , minimum wage for regular employee for the garment & shoe industry is 560,000 RIEL at US$-Cambodian riel exchange rate at 4000 riel/US$.http://www.prake.org/home/salary/minimum-wages
7/ Vietnam: New minimum wage, varying from VND 3.320 to 3.750 million/mo for Zone I and II respectively. Effective January 01, 2017: http://www.molisa.gov.vn/en/Pages/Detail-document.aspx?vID=669
8/ PH-RB XI: Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agri. is P340.00 in XI - effective December 16, 2016.
9/ PH-RB VII: Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agri. is P366.00 in VII, and the lowest minimum wage is P308.00 - effective March 10, 2017.
10/ PH-RB III: Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agri. is P380.00 in III, and the lowest minimum wage is P329.00 - effective May 1, 2017.
11/ PH-RB IV-A: Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agri. is P378.50 in IV-A (Growth Corridor Area), and the lowest minimum wage is P293.00 (Resourced Based Area)-effective July 1, 2016.
12/ Indonesia: Minimum Wage in Jakarta 3,355,750 Rupiah (highest) and Yogyakarta 1,337,745 (lowest). Effective for the year 2017. http://www.balistoreluggage.com/blog/umk-bali-ump-indonesia/
13/ Malaysia: The minimum wage order of 2016 will effect on July 1, 2016, the minimum wage were set according to region RM1,000 for Peninsular Malaysia and RM920 per month for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan.
14/ Thailand: The minimum wage in Thailand increased by an additional 5-10 baht per day or (305-310) in 69 provinces and the current 300 baht MW will be maintained in eight provinces. Effective January 1, 2017, http://www.aseanbriefing.com/news/2016/12/02/daily-minimum-wage-thailand-increase-january-1-2017.html
15/ PH-RB NCR: Highest daily minimum wage is P512.00 in NCR, effective October 5, 2017.
16/ China: China's lowest minimum wage is in Guangxi - other country level-cities (at 1,000 RMB/mo) effective March 26, 2015. Highest min. wage is in Shanghai (at 1820 RMB/mo). Effective April 1, 2016 http://www.china-briefing.com/news/2016/05/26/complete-guidde-2016-minimum-wage-levels-across-china.html
17/ Taiwan: The basic wage had been adjusted to NT$126 per hour, effective October 1, 2016 http://www.english.mol.gov.tw/6386/6394/6402/26387/
18/ Hongkong: Effective May 1 2015 the Statutory Minimum Wage rate is HK$32.50 per hour. http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/news/mwo.html
19/ South Korea: (SK) Minimum wage level at 6,470 SK won per hour, Jan-Dec 2017 http://www.minimumwager.go.kr/eng/sub04.html
20/ Japan: The highest minimum wage is in Tokyo at 932 yen/hr, while the lowest is 714 yen/hr in Okinawa, effective October 20, 2016. http://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/koyou_roudou/roudoukijun/minimumichiran/index.html
21/ New Zealand: The minimum wage rates are: 15.75/hr (126 for an 8-hour day) for workers 16 years old or older, & NZ$12.60/hr (NZ$100.80 for 8hr/day) for those starting-out workers and employees on training. Effective April 1, 2017, https://www.employment.govt.nz/hours-and-wages/pay/minimum-wage/minimum-wage-rates/
22/ Australia: The National Minimum Wage was raised to A$18.29/hr or A$694.70/week. Effective July 1, 2017. http://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/sites/wagereview2017/decisions/c20171-order.pdf
a/ Daily equivalent of MW computed using 30 days.
b/ Monthly equivalent of DMW computed using 30 days.
 
Sources of data: Internet web page of respective countries and other press releases; *Oanda.com (FX currency converter) (Every last working day of the month) 28 September 2017.

National Wages and Productivity Commission
 
Updated: 02 October 2017