Minimum Wages - Countries A - F

Angola 
Argentina
Australia  
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Benin
Botswana 
Brazil
Bulgaria 
Burundi
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Cost Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
ElSalvador
Ethiopia
Estonia
Finland
France

Minimum Wages - Countries G - P

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Guatemala

Guinea

Honduras

Hungary 

India 

Indonesia 

Ireland

Italy 

Japan
Kazakhstan

Kenya

Latvia
Lithuania

Luxembourg 

Madagascar

Malawi 

Malaysia

 
Malta

Mexico 

Mozambique 

Myanmar

Netherlands 

New Zealand

 

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Pakistan 

Paraguay 

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Minimum Wages - Countries R - Z

Romania
Rwanda
Russia
Senegal
Slovakia
Slovenia
Sri Lanka
South Africa 
Spain 
Tanzania
Togo
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vietnam 
Zambia
Zanzibar
Zimbabwe 

Minimum Wages around the world in English and national languages

Find below Minimum Wage rates as gazetted in the country plus information about which parties are responsible, what is the relation with the poverty lines, and when are updates expected. Always in English and the national language. Thanks to the WageIndicator teams these pages are up to date and international comparable.

Minimum Wages around the World

The minimum wage is the minimum rate a worker can legally be paid (usually per hour) as opposed to wages that are determined by the forces of supply and demand in a free market. Each country sets its own minimum wage laws and regulations, and many countries have no minimum wage. On the other hand, some countries are more effective than others in enforcing minimum wage regulations.

Purpose of having minimum wage information around the world

The objective of minimum wage database is to provide current minimum wages in different countries under one roof (which otherwise is difficult to access) and to understand functioning of minimum wage mechanism in different countries. The Minimum Wage section of WageIndicator will provide a database of international minimum wage rates and minimum wage legislation for about 40 countries.
The frequently asked questions on minimum wage legislation try to capture information on the following:

  • How are minimum wage fixed and by whom?
  • Which occupations/sectors/industries/regions are covered by the legislation?
  • What criteria are used to introduce or adjust the level of the minimum wage?
  • What is the frequency of adjustment of minimum wage rates?
  • How well is minimum wages enforced?
  • What about legal compliance?

Click on each country to get a factsheet with detailed minimum wage information and labor law details. Factsheets of each country are translated in their respective national language for easy access by international visitors.

Minimum Wage Information provided by Regional Office India (www.paycheck.in), Research Team from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad & Amsterdam University of Advanced Labour Studies  and Member Countries of WageIndicator Foundation.

All about Minimum Wages
Country NameWebsite
Azerbajan Qazancim.az - Minimal gəlirlər
Belarus Mojazarplata.by - Минималка
Cambodia //www.prake.org/home/minimum-wage
Chile Tusalario.org/Chile - Salario mínimo 
China //www.wageindicator.cn/main/minimumwagesinchina
Colombia Tusalario.org/Colombia - Salario mínimo 
El Salvador //www.tusalario.org/elsalvador/Portada/salario-minimo
Germany  Unterste Tarife
Guatamala Tusalario.org/Guatemala - Salario mínimo : 
India  Paycheck.in - Minimum Wage Check
Indonesia //www.gajimu.com/main/Gaji-Minimum
Kazakhstan   Mojazarplata.kz - Минимальный расчет
Mexico  Misalario.org - Salarios Mínimos
Mozambique  Meusalario.org/Mocambique - Salário Minimo
Netherlands   Loonwijzer.nl - Minimumloon check
Paraguay   Tusalario.org/Paraguay - Salario mínimo 
Russia   Mojazarplata.ru - Минимальная зарплата
South Africa  Mywage.co.za - Minimum Wages
Ukraine Mojazarplata.com.ua -мінімальна зарплата 
US  Paywizard.org - Minimum Wage
Zambia  Mywage.org/Zambia - Minimum Wage
Zimbabwe  Mywage.org/Zimbabwe - Minimum Wage