Minimum Wages around the World

Without further ado, I present minimum wages from around the world. I obviously didn’t include every country in the world. However, I did manage to get at least a few countries from each of the main continents. I also included California which is not technically a country, but does have the eighth largest economy in the world by GDP.

Thanks to Alexey for giving me the idea for this post.

Correction: Michael Fox of Jottings by an Employer’s Lawyer has spotted a typo in my chart. The U.S. minimum wage is $5.85 per hour, NOT $5.15 per hour. And now it’s too late for me to go back and revise the chart due to my limited technical skills. Mea culpa!

Minimum Wages Around World

Source: Yahoo! News


  1. Eugene Lee on January 27, 2008 at 2:18 am


    Thank you for the correction! I’ll have to fix that typo soon.

    You have a nice blog yourself. In fact, I took the liberty of adding it to my blogroll when I first started this blog up. I hope you don’t mind.

  2. Michael Fox on January 25, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Interesting post and a good blog. The U.S. minimum wage has been updated to $5.85 as of July 24, 2007 and will go up to $6.55 and $7.25 on on July 24, 2008 and July 24, 2009.

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