Comparative Wages
In Selected Countries
(As of 30 June 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 b/ 2.23 5,300.00 1/ 66.88 79.2430
Mongolia
(Tugrik)
6,400.00 a/ 2.73 192,000.00 2/ 81.95 2,342.8400
Myannmar
(Kyat)
3,600.00 a/ 2.68 108,000.00 3/ 80.32 1,344.6100
Lao PDR
(Kip)
30,000.00 a/ 3.71 900,000.00 4/ 111.39 8,079.9800
Pakistan
(Rupee)
333.33-400.00 a/ 3.22-3.86 10,000.00-12,000.00 5/ 96.62-115.95 103.4940
Cambodia
(Cambodian Riel)
18,666.67 a/ 4.67 560,000.00 6/ 140.00 4,000.0000
Vietnam
(Region I & II)

(Dong)
103,333.33-116,666.67 a/ 4.60-5.20 3,100,000.00-3,500,000.00 7/ 138.07-155.89 22,452.4000
Philippines/XI
(Peso)
340.00 8/ 6.74 10,200.00 b/ 202.20 50.4451
Philippines/VII
(Peso)
308.00-366.00 9/ 6.11-7.26 9,240.00-10,980.00 b/ 183.17-217.66 50.4451
Philippines/III
(Peso)
329.00-380.00 10/ 6.52-7.53 9,870.00-11,400.00 b/ 195.66-225.99 50.4451
Philippines/IV-A
(Peso)
293.00-378.50 11/ 5.81-7.50 8,790.00-11,355.00 b/ 174.25-225.10 50.4451
Indonesia
(Jakarta-Jawa-Timur-Surabaya)

(Rupiah)
38,333.33-103,333.33 a/ 2.88-7.77 1,150,000.00-3,100,000.00 12/ 86.52-233.23 13,291.8000
Malaysia
(Ringgit)
30.67-33.33 a/ 7.14-7.76 920.00-1,000.00 13/ 214.23-232.86 4.2944
Thailand
(Baht)
300.00 14/ 8.84 9,000.00 b/ 265.29 33.9245
Philippines/NCR
(Peso)

454.00-491.00 15/

9.00-9.73 13,620.00-14,730.00 b/ 270.00-292.00 50.4451
China
(Yuan Renminbi)
33.33-73.00 a/ 4.90-10.73 1,000.00-2,190.00 16/ 147.04-322.02 6.8008
Taiwan
(Taiwan Dollar)
920.00 17/ 30.25 27,600.00 b/ 907.54 30.4120
Hongkong
($HK)
260.00 18/ 33.32 7,800.00 b/ 999.70 7.8024
South Korea
(Won)
51,760.00 19/ 45.37 1,552,800.00 b/ 1,360.99 1,140.9300
Japan
(Japan Yen)
5,424.00-7,280.00 20/ 48.36-64.90 162,720.00-218,400.00 b/ 1,450.66-1,947.04 112.1700
New Zealand
(New Zealand Dollar)
97.60-122.00 21/ 71.19-88.99 2,928.00-3,660.00 b/ 2,135.67-2,669.58 1.3710
Australia
(Australian Dollar)
141.60 22/ 107.73 4,248.00 b/ 3,231.97 1.3144
 

 

1/ Bangladesh: Minimum wage for the garment industry, 2013, every 5 years.
2/ Mongolia: By the Decree No.07 issued on April 11, 2013, the minimum hourly wage rate was set to 1,142.85 MNT and will be implemented starting from September 1, 2013. The monthly minimum wage rate has become 192,000 MNT. http://www.infomongolia.com/ct/ci/6596 http://www.ilo.org/dyn/travail/travmain
3/ Myanmar approved the first national MW for all sectors and industries at 3,600 kyat per day effective, September 1, 2015.
4/ Lao: Minimum wage set in Laos was increased by 44%, from 626,000 kip(US$77) to 900,00 kip(US$111) per month effective April 1,2015. http://www.buseness-in-asia.com/wages/laos_minimum_wage.html
5/ Pakistan: In June 2014 the federal government has raised the minimum wage from Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000 per month for unskilled workers. Applicable from July 01,2014. http://www.paycheck.pk/main/salary/minimum-wages
6/ Cambodia Effective Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016 , minimum wage for regular employee for the garment & shoe industry is 560,000 RIEL at US$-Cambodian riel exchange rate at 4000 riel/US$.http://www.prake.org/home/salary/minimum-wages
7/ Vietnam: New minimum wage, varying from VND 2,400 to 3,500 million effective January 1, 2016: http://www.industrial-union.org/vietnam-raises-minimum-wage-124
8/ PH-RB XI: Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agriculture is P340.00/day effective December 16, 2016.
9/ PH-RB VII: Highest daily minimum wage in Non-Agri. is P366.00 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 Region 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 P285.00 (Resourced Based Area)-effective July 1, 2016.
12/ Indonesia: Minimum Wage in Jakarta 3,100,000 Rupiah (highest) and Surabaya 1,1500, 000 (lowest) effective for the year 2016. http://www.gajimu.com/main/gajimu/gajimu-minimum
13/ Malaysia: The minimum wage order of 2016 will effect on July 1,2016, the minimum wage were set according to region RM1000 for Peninsular Malaysia and RM920 per month for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan.
14/ Thailand: As of January 1, 2013 the Minimum Wage Rates in Thailand is set at THB 300 (US10.34) per day. For Bangkok and six other relatively rich provinces, the minimum wage was set at 300 baht(US$9.76) per day as early as May 1,2012 Effective January 1,2013 onwards. http://www.mol.go.th/en/employee/interesting_information/6319
15/ PH-RB NCR: Highest daily minimum wage is P491.00 in NCR, effective June 2, 2016.
16/ China: China's lowest minimum wage is in Guangxi - other country level-cities (at 1,00 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$120 per hour, starting from July 1, 2015 http://www.english.mol.gov.tw/6386/6394/6402/23308
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 is Kochi's at 910 yen/hour (7,280 for an 8-hr/day) while thew lowest is 678 yen/hr. (5,424 for an 8hr day in Miyazaki, updated January 26, 2015
21/ New Zeland: The minimum wage rate are: 15.25 per hour (122 for an 8-hr day) for workers 16 years old or older, and NZ$12.20 per hour (97.60 for 8hr./day) for those starting-out workers and employees on training. effective April 1, 2016
22/ Australi:a The National Minimum Wage was raised to A$17.70/hr(A$141.60 daily) or A$672.70/week. Effective July 1, 2016. http://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/sites/wagereview2016/decisions/c20161-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) 30 June 2017.

National Wages and Productivity Commission
 
Updated: 07 July 2017