Comparative Wages in Selected Countries
December 29, 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/ 2.28 5,300.00 1/ 68.47 77.4047
Mongolia (Tugrik) 6,400.00 a/ 2.57 192,000.00 2/ 77.20 2,486.9800
Myanmar (Kyat) 3,600.00 a/ 2.66 108,000.00 3/ 79.80 1,353.4400
Lao PDR (Kip) 30,000.00 a/ 3.63 900,000.00
4/
113.32 7,941.9400
Pakistan
(Rupee)
333.33-400.00 
a/
3.22-3.86 10,000.00-12,000.00
5/
96.50-115.80

103.6310

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/
4.59- 5.18 3,100,000.00 -3,500,000.00
7/
136.69-155.46
22,514.0000
Philippines/XI-A(Peso)  340.00
8/ 
6.84 9,510.00
b/
205.24 49.6972
Philippines/VII 
(Peso)
295.00- 353.00
9/ 
5.91-7.10 8,850.00 -10,590.00
b/
178.08-213.09 49.6972
Philippines/III
(Peso)
313.00- 364.00
10/ 
6.30-7.32 9,390.00 -10,920.00
b/
189.94-219.73 49.6972
Philippines/IV-A(Peso)  285.00-378.50
11/ 
5.73-7.62 8,550.00 -11,355.00
b/
172.04-228.48 49.6972
Indonesia
(Rupiah)
38,333.33 - 103,333.33
a/
2.85-7.69 1,150,000.00 -3,100,000.00
 12/
85.56-230.64 13,440.9000
Malaysia
(Ringgit)
30.67 -33.33
13/ 
6.85-7.45 920.00 -1,000.00
  
205.55-223.42 4.4759
Thailand/Bangkok
(Baht)
300.00
14/ 
8.35 9,000.00
b/  
250.35 35.9454
Philippines/NCR (Peso)

454.00-491.00
15/ 

9.14-9.88 13,620.00-14,730.00
b/
274.06-296.39 49.6972
China
(Yuan Renminbi)
33.33 - 73.00
a/ 
4.80-10.51 1,000.00 -2,190.00
16/  
143.92-315.19 6.9483
Taiwan
(Taiwan Dollar)
920.00
17/
28.52 27,600.00
b/
855.48 32.2625
Hongkong
($HK)
260.00
a/
33.51 7,800.00
18/
1,005.85 7.7594
South Korea
(Won)
51,760.00
19/ 
43.28
1,552,800.00
b/
1,298.45 1,195.8900
Japan
(Japan Yen)
5,424.00 - 7,280.00
20/
46.22-62.03 162,720.00 - 218,400.00
b/  
1,386.50-1,860.94

117.3600

New Zealand
(New Zealand Dollar)
97.60 - 122.00
21/ 
67.24-84.05 2,928.00 - 3,660.00
b/  
2,017.08-2,521.36 1.4516
Australia
(Australian Dollar)
141.60
a/
101.75 4,248.00
22/  
3,052.60 1.3916


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 P340.00/day effective December 16, 2016
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 6,470 SK won per hour, Effective 2017
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.