Comparative Wages in Selected Countries
February 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/ 2.21 5,300.00 1/ 66.22 80.0401
Myanmar (Kyat) 3,600.00 a/ 2.74 108,000.00 2/ 82.16 1,314.5100
Mongolia (Tugrik) 6,400.00 a/ 3.20 192,000.00 3/ 95.86 2,003.0000
Lao PDR (Kip) 30,000.00 a/ 3.68 900,000.00
4/
110.46 8,148.0000
Pakistan
(Rupee)
333.33-400.00 
a/
3.18-3.82 10,000.00-12,000.00
5/
95.47-114.56 104.7500
Cambodia
(Cambodian Riel)
18,666.67 
a/
4.67 560,000.00
6/
140.00 4,000.0000
Vietnam
(Dong)
80,000.00 - 116,666.67
a/
3.58- 5.23 2,400,000.00 -3,500,000.00
7/
107.50-156.77
22,325.0000
Indonesia
(Rupiah)
36,666.67 - 103,333.33
a/
2.74- 7.73 1,100,000.00 -3,100,000.00
 8/
82.24-231.78 13,375.0000
Philippines/XI-A(Peso)  317..00
9/ 
6.66 9,510.00
b/
199.92 47.5700
Philippines/VII 
(Peso)
295.00- 353.00
10/ 
6.20-7.42 8,850.00 -10,590.00
b/
186.84- 222.62 47.5700
Philippines/III
(Peso)
306.00- 357.00
11/ 
6.43-7.50 9,180.00 -10,710.00
b/
192.98- 225.14 47.5700
Malaysia
(Ringgit)
26.67 -30.00
12/ 
6.31- 7.10 800.00 -900.00
  
189.35-213.02 4.2250
Philippines/IV-A(Peso)  267.00-362.50
13/ 
5.61-7.62 8,010.00 -10,875.00
b/
168.38-228.61 47.5700
Thailand/Bangkok
(Baht)
300.00
14/ 
8.37 9,000.00
b/  
251.22 35.8250
China
(Yuan Renminbi)
27.67 - 60.27
a/ 
4.23 -9.28 830.00 -1,820.00
15/  
126.96-278.40 6.5374
Philippines/NCR (Peso)

444.00-481.00
16/ 

9.33-10.11 13,320.00-14,430.00
b/
280.01-303.34 47.5700
Taiwan
(Taiwan Dollar)
920.00
17/
27.63 27,600.00
b/
828.88 33.2980
Hongkong
($HK)
260.00
a/
33.43 7,800.00
18/
1,003.03 7.7764
South Korea
(Won)
44,640.00
19/ 
35.08
1,339,200.00
b/
1,052.47 1,272.4300
Japan
(Japan Yen)
5,424.00 - 7,280.00
20/
47.58-63.86 162,720.00 - 218,400.00
b/  
1,427.31-1,915.71 114.0050
New Zealand
(New Zealand Dollar)
94.40 - 118.00
21/ 
62.53-78.17 2,832.00 - 3,540.00
b/  
1,875.99-2,344.99 1.5096
Australia
(Australian Dollar)
138.32
a/
98.54 4,149.60
22/  
2,956.19 1.4037


1/ Bangladesh- Mminimum wage for the garment industry, 2013, every 5 years.
2 Myanmar-National Minimum wage for all sectors/industries at 3,600 kyat/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 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/ Indonesia-Minimum Wage in DKI Jakarta 3,100,000 Rupiah (highest) and Java Tengah 1,100, 000 (lowest) effective for the year 2016.
9/ PHL-Region XI- Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agriculture is P317.00/day 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
11/ Region III-Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agri. is P357.00 in Region III, and the lowest minimum wage is P306.00-effective January 1, 2016
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 P267.00 (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 in 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
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-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 $17.29 per hour or $138.32/day or A$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.