WSI Minimum Wage Database - Hans-Böckler-Stiftung

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WSI Minimum Wage Database Version:

January 2015

Contact: Dr. Thorsten Schulten Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI) in der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung Hans-Böckler-Straße 39 D-40476 Düsseldorf Tel +49 (0)211 7778-239 Fax +49 (0)211 7778-250 Email [email protected]

WSI Minimum Wage Database Content Minimum Wages at a glance Tables

Figures

Effective January 2015 (EUR and PPS) Development 2014 Development 2000-2015

Europe in EUR International in EUR Europe in PPS International in PPS Nominal development 2014-2015 Real development 2014-2015

Minimum Wages in Europe and selected countries EU

Rest of Europe

Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Estonia France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain United Kingdom

Turkey

Outside of Europe Argentina Australia Brazil Canada Japan Korea New Zealand USA

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Annex Working time for the calculation of hourly and monthly wages Development of consumer prices Annual average 2013 Euro reference exchange rates Development of annual average exchange rates Calculation of PPS

WSI Minimum Wage Database Minimum Wages in Euro and PPS Effective January 2015 per hour in Euro**

latest change

per hour in PPS (Purchasing Power Standard)***

Luxembourg France Netherlands Belgium Ireland Germany United Kingdom Slovenia Malta Spain Greece Portugal Poland Estonia Croatia Slovakia Latvia Czech Republic Hungary Lithuania Romania Bulgaria

11.12 9.61 9.21 9.10 8.65 8.50 8.06 4.57 4.16 3.93 3.35 3.04 2.42 2.34 2.29 2.18 2.17 2.00 1.96 1.82 1.30 1.06

01.01.2015 01.01.2015 01.01.2015 01.12.2012 01.07.2011 01.01.2015 01.10.2014 01.01.2015 01.01.2015 01.01.2015 01.03.2012 01.10.2014 01.01.2015 01.01.2015 01.01.2015 01.01.2015 01.01.2015 01.01.2015 01.01.2015 01.01.2015 01.01.2015 01.01.2015

Luxembourg France Germany Netherlands Belgium Ireland United Kingdom Slovenia Malta Latvia Poland Spain Greece Portugal Croatia Hungary Slovakia Czech Republic Estonia Lithuania Romania Bulgaria

9.04 8.88 8.43 8.41 8.31 7.33 6.78 5.46 5.05 4.41 4.29 4.15 3.73 3.53 3.43 3.42 3.11 3.01 2.93 2.86 2.43 2.30

Australia New Zealand Canada* Japan* USA Korea Argentina Turkey Brazil

11.46 8.91 7.21 5.56 5.46 3.99 2.19 2.12 1.15

01.07.2014 01.04.2014 01.01.2015 01.01.2015 24.07.2009 01.01.2015 01.01.2015 01.01.2015 01.01.2015

Australia New Zealand Canada* USA Argentina Japan* Korea Turkey Brazil

8.91 7.38 6.66 5.89 5.79 5.65 4.96 3.79 1.63

* weights average of regional Minimum Wages ** when indicated calculated on the average Euro exchange rate in 2014 *** calculated on the basis of the calculated PPS in 2013 of the World Bank

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Development of the Minimum Wages 2014 (Comparison 1 January 2014 mit 1 January 2015); in % Nominal: Argentina Romania Latvia Turkey Estonia Brazil Czech Republic Slovakia Korea Poland Portugal Canada New Zealand Lithuania Hungary Australia United Kingdom Bulgaria Japan Netherlands France Spain Croatia Luxembourg Malta Slovenia Belgium Greece Ireland USA

Real*: 31.0 14.7 12.3 12.2 9.9 9.1 8.7 7.9 7.1 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.0 2.5 2.1 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Romania Latvia Estonia Czech Republic Slovakia Korea Portugal Poland Bulgaria Hungary Turkey Lithuania Brazil New Zealand Canada United Kingdom Greece Spain Croatia Australia France Netherlands Slovenia Malta Ireland Belgium Luxembourg Japan USA Argentina**

13.6 11.7 10.0 8.3 8.0 5.8 4.4 4.1 3.9 3.6 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.4 1.8 1.5 1.3 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.7 -1.6 N/A

* adjusted by the development of national consumer prices 2013 ** No details due to the lack of valid data on the development of consumer prices.

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Development 2000 - 2015 Minimum Wages per hour; on 1 January of each year (national currency) Belgium Estonia France Germany Greece Ireland Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Portugal Slovakia Slovenia Spain

Currency Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro

2000 6.64 0.53 6.21

2001 6.78 0.61 6.41

2002 7.05 0.70 6.67

2003 7.19 0.82 6.83

2004 7.19 0.94 7.19

2005 7.33 1.02 7.61

2.61 5.59 0.42 0.73 6.89 2.82 6.70 1.92 0.72 1.77 2.57

2.69 5.59 0.42 0.73 7.28 2.91 7.08 2.01 0.79 1.95 2.63

2.83 5.97 0.51 0.73 7.46 3.00 7.40 2.10 0.88 2.28 2.68

3.01 6.35 0.60 0.73 7.91 3.10 7.66 2.15 1.06 2.50 2.73

3.12 6.35 0.67 0.77 8.11 3.14 7.76 2.20 1.16 2.69 2.79

3.31 7.00 0.67 0.86 8.48 3.25 7.76 2.26 1.24 2.83 3.11

Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Hungary Poland Romania United Kingdom Turkey Argentina Australia Brazil Canada Japan Korea New Zealand USA

Lew (BGN) Kuna (HRK) Krone (CZK) Forint (HUF) Zloty (PLN) Lei (RON) Pfund (GBP) Lira (YTL) Pesos (ARS) Dollar (AUD) Reais (BRL) Dollar (CAD) Yen (JPY) Won (KRW) Dollar (NZD) Dollar (USD)

0.39 9.83 22.30 147 3.87 0.27 3.60 0.56 1.00 9.12 0.62 6.65 611 1,600 7.00 5.15

0.47 9.83 30.00 230 4.39 0.59 3.70 0.72 1.00 9.68 0.69 6.71 659 1,865 7.55 5.15

0.59 10.40 33.90 288 4.39 0.83 4.10 1.14 1.00 10.54 0.82 6.80 664 2,100 7.70 5.15

0.65 10.75 36.90 288 4.62 1.48 4.20 1.57 1.00 11.35 0.91 6.89 664 2,275 8.00 5.15

0.71 11.28 39.60 305 4.76 1.66 4.50 2.17 1.75 11.80 1.09 6.94 664 2,510 8.50 5.15

0.89 12.03 42.50 328 4.91 1.84 4.85 2.51 2.25 12.30 1.18 7.11 665 2,840 9.00 5.15

2006 2007 7.48 7.63 1.14 1.37 8.03 8.27 no Minimum Wage 3.51 3.62 7.65 8.30 0.76 1.01 0.97 1.21 8.69 9.08 3.38 3.48 7.81 7.98 2.32 2.43 1.32 1.45 2.96 3.02 3.28 3.46

2008 7.94 1.73 8.44

2009 8.41 1.73 8.71

2010 8.41 1.73 8.86

2011 8.58 1.73 9.00

2012 8.75 1.80 9.22

2013 9.10 1.90 9.43

2014 9.10 2.13 9.53

3.94 8.65 1.37 1.41 9.08 3.57 8.19 2.57 1.55 3.11 3.64

4.05 8.65 1.54 1.41 9.49 3.67 8.47 2.71 1.70 3.41 3.78

4.28 8.65 1.54 1.41 9.73 3.81 8.64 2.86 1.77 3.45 3.84

4.28 8.65 1.69 1.41 10.16 3.84 8.74 2.92 1.82 4.32 3.89

4.34 8.65 1.69 1.41 10.41 3.96 8.88 2.92 1.88 4.41 3.89

3.35 8.65 1.71 1.76 10.83 4.06 9.01 2.92 1.94 4.53 3.91

3.35 8.65 1.93 1.76 11.10 4.15 9.11 2.92 2.02 4.56 3.91

2015 9.10 2.34 9.61 8.50 3.35 8.65 2.17 1.82 11.12 4.16 9.21 3.04 2.18 4.57 3.93

0.95 12.54 44.70 360 5.20 1.96 5.05 2.72 3.15 12.75 1.36 7.43 668 3,100 9.50 5.15

1.30 14.11 48.10 397 6.51 2.96 5.52 3.12 4.90 13.74 1.73 7.96 687 3,770 11.25 5.85

1.42 15.88 48.10 411 7.38 3.56 5.73 3.42 6.20 14.31 1.89 8.49 703 4,000 12.00 6.55

1.42 16.27 48.10 423 7.61 3.56 5.80 3.74 7.50 14.31 2.32 9.02 713 4,110 12.50 7.25

1.42 16.27 48.10 449 8.01 3.97 5.93 4.08 9.20 15.00 2.45 9.50 730 4,320 12.75 7.25

1.61 16.27 48.10 535 8.67 4.15 6.08 4.55 11.50 15.51 2.83 9.85 737 4,580 13.00 7.25

1.85 16.27 48.10 564 9.25 4.15 6.19 5.02 13.35 15.96 3.08 10.07 749 4,860 13.50 7.25

2.03 17.44 50.60 584 9.71 5.04 6.31 5.49 18.00 16.37 3.29 10.18 764 5,210 13.75 7.25

2.08 17.51 55.00 604 10.12 5.78 6.50 6.16 23.58 16.87 3.59 10.57 780 5,580 14.25 7.25

1.07 13.28 48.10 377 5.41 2.31 5.35 2.88 4.00 13.47 1.59 7.64 673 3,480 10.25 5.15

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Minimum Wages per hour; on 1 January of each year (in Euro; calculated on the average Euro exchange rate in 2014) Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Hungary Poland Romania United Kingdom Turkey Argentina Australia Brazil Canada Japan Korea New Zealand USA

Currency Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro

2000 0.20 1.29 0.81 0.48 0.93 0.06 4.47 0.19 0.09 6.20 0.20 4.54 4.35 1.14 4.38 3.88

2001 0.24 1.29 1.09 0.75 1.05 0.13 4.59 0.25 0.09 6.58 0.22 4.58 4.70 1.33 4.72 3.88

2002 0.30 1.36 1.23 0.93 1.05 0.19 5.09 0.39 0.09 7.16 0.26 4.64 4.73 1.50 4.81 3.88

2003 0.33 1.41 1.34 0.93 1.11 0.33 5.21 0.54 0.09 7.71 0.29 4.70 4.73 1.63 5.00 3.88

2004 0.36 1.48 1.44 0.99 1.14 0.37 5.58 0.75 0.16 8.02 0.35 4.73 4.73 1.80 5.31 3.88

2005 0.46 1.58 1.54 1.06 1.17 0.41 6.02 0.86 0.21 8.36 0.38 4.85 4.74 2.03 5.63 3.88

2006 0.49 1.64 1.62 1.17 1.24 0.44 6.26 0.94 0.29 8.66 0.44 5.07 4.76 2.22 5.94 3.88

2007 0.55 1.74 1.75 1.22 1.29 0.52 6.64 0.99 0.37 9.15 0.51 5.21 4.80 2.49 6.41 3.88

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2008 0.66 1.85 1.75 1.29 1.56 0.67 6.85 1.07 0.46 9.33 0.55 5.43 4.90 2.70 7.03 4.40

2009 0.73 2.08 1.75 1.33 1.76 0.80 7.11 1.18 0.58 9.72 0.61 5.79 5.01 2.86 7.50 4.93

2010 0.73 2.13 1.75 1.37 1.82 0.80 7.19 1.29 0.70 9.72 0.74 6.15 5.08 2.94 7.81 5.46

2011 0.73 2.13 1.75 1.45 1.91 0.89 7.36 1.40 0.86 10.19 0.78 6.48 5.20 3.09 7.97 5.46

2012 0.82 2.13 1.75 1.73 2.07 0.93 7.54 1.57 1.07 10.54 0.91 6.72 5.25 3.28 8.13 5.46

2013 0.95 2.13 1.75 1.83 2.21 0.93 7.68 1.73 1.24 10.84 0.99 6.87 5.34 3.48 8.44 5.46

2014 1.04 2.28 1.84 1.89 2.32 1.13 7.83 1.89 1.68 11.12 1.05 6.94 5.45 3.73 8.60 5.46

2015 1.06 2.29 2.00 1.96 2.42 1.30 8.06 2.12 2.19 11.46 1.15 7.21 5.56 3.99 8.91 5.46

Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Nominal development of Minimum Wages per hour; development from 1 January of the current year to 1 January of the following year in % Belgium Estonia France Germany Greece Ireland Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Portugal Slovakia Slovenia Spain

Currency Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro

Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Hungary Poland Romania United Kingdom Turkey Argentina Australia Brazil Canada Japan Korea New Zealand USA

Lew (BGN) Kuna (HRK) Krone (CZK) Forint (HUF) Zloty (PLN) Lei (RON) Pfund (GBP) Lira (YTL) Pesos (ARS) Dollar (AUD) Reais (BRL) Dollar (CAD) Yen (JPY) Won (KRW) Dollar (NZD) Dollar (USD)

2000 2.1 15.1 3.2

2001 4.0 14.8 4.1

2002 2.0 17.1 2.4

2003 0.0 14.6 5.3

2004 2.0 8.5 5.8

2005 2.0 11.8 5.5

2009 0.0 0.0 1.7

2010 2.0 0.0 1.6

2011 2.0 4.0 2.4

2012 4.0 5.6 2.3

2013 0.0 12.1 1.1

2014 0.0 9.9 0.8

6.3 9.3 12.9 12.8 2.5 4.0 0.6 3.0 6.1 4.3 5.4

2006 2007 2008 2.0 4.0 5.9 20.2 26.3 0.0 3.0 2.1 3.2 no Minimum Wage 3.0 8.8 2.9 8.5 4.2 0.0 33.3 34.9 12.6 24.7 16.5 0.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 3.0 2.5 2.9 2.2 2.6 3.5 4.4 5.7 5.6 10.1 6.6 9.8 2.0 3.2 9.4 5.5 5.2 4.0

3.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.7 3.1 5.7 4.8 10.2 10.0 2.2

5.3 6.8 20.6 0.0 2.5 3.0 4.6 4.3 11.8 17.1 1.9

6.1 6.4 17.4 0.0 6.0 3.4 3.5 2.5 20.3 9.5 2.0

3.8 0.0 13.1 5.5 2.5 1.4 1.2 2.5 9.4 7.6 2.1

5.9 10.2 0.0 11.7 4.6 3.2 0.0 2.5 6.9 5.4 11.4

5.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 4.0 2.0 5.6 4.2 1.3 1.5

0.0 0.0 9.8 0.0 4.4 0.7 1.2 2.0 2.8 25.2 1.3

1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 3.1 1.6 0.0 3.3 2.1 0.0

-22.8 0.0 1.2 24.8 4.0 2.5 1.5 0.0 3.2 2.7 0.5

0.0 0.0 12.9 0.0 2.5 2.2 1.1 0.0 4.1 0.7 0.0

0.0 0.0 12.3 3.4 0.2 0.2 1.1 4.1 7.9 0.2 0.5

21.4 0.0 34.5 56.5 13.4 122.2 2.8 27.5 0.0 6.1 11.3 0.9 7.9 16.6 7.9 0.0

25.5 5.8 13.0 25.2 0.1 40.0 10.8 58.6 0.0 8.8 18.8 1.4 0.8 12.6 2.0 0.0

10.2 3.4 8.8 0.0 5.3 78.6 2.4 37.8 0.0 7.7 11.0 1.3 0.0 8.3 3.9 0.0

9.2 4.9 7.3 5.9 3.0 12.0 7.1 38.2 75.0 3.9 19.8 0.7 0.0 10.3 6.3 0.0

25.4 6.6 7.3 7.5 3.0 10.7 7.8 15.5 28.6 4.2 8.3 2.5 0.2 13.1 5.9 0.0

6.7 4.2 5.2 9.8 5.9 6.5 4.1 8.7 40.0 3.7 15.3 4.5 0.5 9.2 5.6 0.0

12.6 5.9 7.6 4.7 4.1 18.2 5.9 5.9 27.0 5.6 16.9 2.8 0.7 12.3 7.9 0.0

0.0 2.5 0.0 2.9 3.2 0.0 1.2 9.5 21.0 0.0 22.8 6.2 1.4 2.8 4.2 10.7

0.0 0.0 0.0 6.1 5.2 11.7 2.2 9.1 22.7 4.8 5.6 5.4 2.4 5.1 2.0 0.0

13.4 0.0 0.0 19.2 8.2 4.5 2.5 11.5 25.0 3.4 15.5 3.7 1.0 6.0 2.0 0.0

14.9 0.0 0.0 5.4 6.7 0.0 1.8 10.3 16.1 2.9 8.8 2.2 1.6 6.1 3.8 0.0

9.7 7.2 5.2 3.5 5.0 21.4 1.9 9.4 34.8 2.6 6.8 1.1 2.0 7.2 1.9 0.0

2.5 0.4 8.7 3.4 4.2 14.7 3.0 12.2 31.0 3.1 9.1 3.8 2.1 7.1 3.6 0.0

21.5 6.3 0.0 5.3 20.3 28.2 3.2 8.2 22.5 2.0 8.8 4.2 2.1 8.3 9.8 13.6

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9.2 12.5 0.0 3.5 13.3 20.0 3.8 9.5 26.5 4.1 9.2 6.7 2.3 6.1 6.7 12.0

Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Real development of Minimum Wages per hour*; development from 1 January of the current year to 1 January of the following year in % Belgium Estonia France Germany Greece Ireland Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Portugal Slovakia Slovenia Spain

Currency Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro

Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Hungary Poland Romania United Kingdom Turkey Argentina Australia Brazil Canada Japan Korea New Zealand USA

Lew (BGN) Kuna (HRK) Krone (CZK) Forint (HUF) Zloty (PLN) Lei (RON) Pfund (GBP) Lira (YTL) Pesos (ARS) Dollar (AUD) Reais (BRL) Dollar (CAD) Yen (JPY) Won (KRW) Dollar (NZD) Dollar (USD)

2000 -0.5 11.1 1.5

2001 1.5 9.0 2.4

2002 0.4 13.6 0.5

2003 -1.6 13.3 3.2

2004 -0.1 5.5 3.7

2005 -0.8 7.7 3.8

0.0 -5.6 -2.6 -1.0 2.5 0.7 3.4 2.0 -1.9 1.1 -1.3

1.9 1.9 18.1 -1.4 -0.2 0.1 0.4 -0.1 4.4 8.7 -1.7

2.5 1.7 15.5 -0.3 4.0 1.2 0.2 -1.1 17.2 2.0 -1.0

0.3 -3.5 10.1 6.6 0.5 0.1 -0.9 -0.7 0.8 2.0 -1.0

3.0 8.0 -6.2 10.5 2.3 0.5 -1.2 0.1 -0.7 1.8 8.4

2.7 6.9 6.2 10.1 -0.0 1.0 -1.1 0.7 3.4 1.9 2.1

2006 2007 0.2 2.2 15.7 19.7 1.3 0.6 no Minimum Wage -0.2 5.9 4.6 -0.7 26.8 24.8 21.0 10.8 1.8 -2.3 0.2 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.3 3.3 5.6 3.9 -0.5 -0.4 2.0 2.4

11.1 -4.6 30.6 46.7 3.5 76.5 2.0 -27.5

18.1 2.0 8.3 16.1 -5.3 5.5 9.6 4.2

4.4 1.7 7.0 -5.3 3.4 56.1 1.2 -7.1

7.0 3.1 7.2 1.2 2.3 -3.3 5.8 16.6

19.1 4.6 4.5 0.8 -0.3 -1.2 6.4 6.9

1.7 0.9 3.3 6.2 3.7 -2.5 2.1 0.5

5.3 2.7 5.1 0.8 2.8 11.6 3.6 -3.7

1.7 4.3 -1.8 8.5 14.3 5.2 -3.4

4.4 12.0 -1.2 1.6 8.5 -0.6 -2.8

4.7 2.5 -0.9 0.9 5.6 1.2 -1.6

1.2 5.1 -2.1 0.2 6.8 4.5 -2.3

1.9 1.7 0.6 0.2 9.6 3.6 -2.7

1.0 8.4 2.3 0.7 6.4 2.5 -3.4

13.1 3.4 -3.0 -2.7 17.9 23.4 0.8 -0.6 not available** 2.1 -0.3 12.7 5.2 0.8 2.1 0.5 2.0 10.0 5.8 4.5 7.4 -3.2 10.7

2008 1.5 -10.4 0.4

2009 0.1 0.1 1.6

2010 -0.2 -3.0 0.1

2011 -1.6 -0.9 0.3

2012 1.2 1.6 0.3

2013 -1.1 9.3 0.2

2014 -0.3 10.0 0.3

-1.2 -4.1 -2.8 -10.9 1.1 -1.4 1.0 3.1 5.2 3.8 -0.1

4.4 4.5 -3.5 -4.4 2.2 1.9 0.8 6.4 2.6 0.4 1.8

-4.7 0.9 10.9 -1.3 2.1 -0.9 -0.1 0.7 1.9 23.4 -0.5

-1.9 -2.6 -4.4 -4.1 -0.9 0.4 -0.7 -3.7 -0.6 0.3 -3.2

-24.3 -1.7 -1.1 21.7 1.4 0.1 -1.0 -2.8 -0.4 0.1 -1.9

0.9 -0.5 12.9 -1.1 0.8 0.8 -1.4 -0.3 2.7 -1.1 -1.4

1.3 -0.2 11.7 3.2 -0.4 -0.1 0.1 4.4 8.0 0.0 0.7

-3.1 6.4 -6.3 -2.5 9.2 12.2 0.2 -1.0

-2.8 0.1 -1.0 -1.3 -0.6 -5.6 -1.0 3.2

-2.4 -1.0 -1.5 1.3 2.6 5.6 -1.1 0.6

9.2 -2.2 -1.9 15.3 4.0 -1.3 -2.0 5.0

11.9 -3.4 -3.3 -0.3 3.1 -3.3 -1.0 1.4

8.8 4.9 3.8 1.8 4.0 17.4 -0.7 1.9

3.9 0.6 8.3 3.6 4.1 13.6 1.5 3.3

-0.2 3.5 4.4 1.0 1.4 2.7 8.1

-1.8 17.9 5.9 2.8 -0.0 2.1 11.0

1.9 0.6 3.6 3.1 2.2 -0.3 -1.6

0.1 8.9 0.8 1.3 2.0 -2.0 -3.2

1.1 3.4 0.7 1.6 3.9 2.7 -2.1

0.2 0.6 0.2 1.7 5.9 0.8 -1.5

0.6 2.8 1.8 -0.7 5.8 2.4 -1.6

* Development of the nominal Minimum Wage deflated by the national consumer prices ** No details due to the lack of valid data on the development of consumer prices.

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Statutory Minimum Wages (per hour, in EUR) in January 2015

Luxembourg

11.12

France

9.61

Netherlands

9.21

Belgium

9.10

Ireland

8.65

Germany

8.50

United Kingdom

8.06

Slovenia

4.57

Malta

4.16

Spain

3.93

Greece

3.35

Portugal

3.04

Poland

2.42

Estonia

2.34

Croatia

2.29

Slovakia

2.18

Latvia

2.17

Czech Republic

2.00

Hungary

1.96

Lithuania

1.82

Romania

1.30

Bulgaria

1.06

0.0

2.0

4.0

6.0

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8.0

10.0

12.0

Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Statutory Minimum Wages (per hour, in EUR) in January 2015 Luxembourg France Netherlands Belgium Ireland Germany United Kingdom Slovenia Malta Spain Greece Portugal Poland Estonia Croatia Slovakia Latvia Czech Republic Hungary Lithuania Romania Bulgaria

11.12 9.61 9.21 9.10 8.65 8.50 8.06 4.57 4.16 3.93 3.35 3.04 2.42 2.34 2.29 2.18 2.17 2.00 1.96 1.82

7.00 Euro and more 2.00-6.99 Euro to 1.99 Euro

1.30 1.06

Australia New Zealand Canada* Japan* USA Korea Argentina Turkey Brazil

* weights average of regional Minimum Wages

11.46 8.91 7.21 5.56 5.46 3.99 2.19 2.12 1.15

0.0

2.0

4.0

6.0

8.0

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10.0

12.0

14.0

Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Statutory Minimum Wages (per hour, in PPS*) in January 2015 Luxembourg

9.04

France

8.88

Germany

8.43

Netherlands

8.41

Belgium

8.31

Ireland

7.33

United Kingdom

6.78

Slovenia

5.46

Malta

5.05

Latvia

4.41

Poland

4.29

Spain

4.15

Greece

3.73

Portugal

3.53

Croatia

3.43

Hungary

3.42

Slovakia

3.11

Czech Republic

3.01

Estonia Lithuania

2.86

Romania

2.43

Bulgaria 0.00

* Purchasing Power Standard of 2013

2.93

2.30 1.00

2.00

3.00

4.00

5.00

6.00

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7.00

8.00

9.00

10.00

Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Statutory Minimum Wages (per hour, in PPS**) in January 2015 Luxembourg

9.04

France

8.88

Germany

8.43

Netherlands

8.41

Belgium

8.31

Ireland

7.33

United Kingdom

6.78

Slovenia

5.46

Malta

5.05

Latvia

4.41

Poland

4.29

Spain

4.15

Greece

3.73

Portugal

3.53

Croatia

3.43

Hungary

3.42

Slovakia

3.11

Czech Republic

3.01

Estonia

2.93

Lithuania

* weights average of regional Minimum Wages ** in Purchasing Power Standard of 2013

2.86

Romania

2.43

Bulgaria

2.30

Australia

8.91

New Zealand

7.38

Canada*

6.66

USA

5.89

Argentina

5.79

Japan*

5.65

Korea

4.96

Turkey

3.79

Brazil

0.00

1.63

1.00

2.00

3.00

4.00

5.00

6.00

7.00

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8.00

9.00

10.00

Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Nominal development of statutory Minimum Wages 2014* Argentina

31.0

Romania

14.7

Latvia

12.3

Turkey

12.2

Estonia

9.9

Brazil

9.1

Czech…

8.7

Slovakia

7.9

Korea

7.1

Poland

4.2

Portugal

4.1

Canada

3.8

New Zealand

3.6

Lithuania

3.4

Hungary

3.4

Australia

3.1

United…

3.0

Bulgaria

2.5

Japan

2.1

Netherlands

1.1

France

0.8

Spain

0.5

Croatia

0.4

Luxembourg

* Development of 1 January 2013 at 1 January 2014

0.2

Malta

0.2

Slovenia

0.2

Belgium

0.0

Greece

0.0

Ireland

0.0

USA

0.0

00

05

10

15

20

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25

30

35

Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Real development of statutory Minimum Wages 2014* Romania

13.6

Latvia

11.7

Estonia

10.0

Czech Republic

8.3

Slovakia

8.0

Korea

5.8

Portugal

4.4

Poland

4.1

Bulgaria

3.9

Hungary

3.6

Turkey

3.3

Lithuania

3.2

Brazil

2.8

New Zealand

2.4

Canada

1.8

United Kingdom

1.5

Greece

1.3

Spain

0.7

Croatia

0.6

Australia

0.3

Netherlands

0.1

Slovenia

0.0

Malta

-0.1

Ireland

-0.2

Belgium

-0.3

Luxembourg

-0.4

Japan USA

-0.7 -1.6

Argentina**

-04

* Development of 1 January 2013 at 1 January 2014, development of the nominal Minimum Wage deflated by the national consumer prices 2013 ** No details due to the lack of valid data on the development of consumer prices.

0.6

France

0.0

-02

00

02

04

06

08

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10

12

14

16

Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Belgium Revenu Minimum Mensuel Moyen Garantie (RMMMG) Gewaarborgd Gemiddeld Minimum Maandinkomen (GGMMI) valid from 01.08.1989 01.02.1990 01.11.1990 01.03.1991 01.07.1991 01.12.1991 01.07.1992 01.11.1992 01.07.1993 01.12.1994 01.05.1996 01.10.1997 01.06.1999 01.09.2000 01.06.2001 01.01.2002 01.01.2003 01.10.2004 01.08.2005 01.10.2006 01.04.2007 01.01.2008 01.05.2008 01.09.2008 01.10.2008 01.09.2010 01.05.2011 01.02.2012 01.12.2012

Euro per month 878.19 895.54 913.64 931.96 944.35 963.24 973.16 992.62 1,012.47 1,032.72 1,053.37 1,074.44 1,095.89 1,117.88 1,140.24 1,163.02 1,186.31 1,210.00 1,234.20 1,258.91 1,283.91 1,309.59 1,335.78 1,362.49 1,387.49 1,415.24 1,443.54 1,472.40 1,501.82

on 1 January 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Euro per month 878 914 963 993 1,012 1,033 1,033 1,053 1,074 1,074 1,096 1,118 1,163 1,186 1,186 1,210 1,234 1,259 1,310 1,387 1,387 1,415 1,444 1,502 1,502 1,502

Euro per hour 5.32 5.54 5.84 6.02 6.14 6.26 6.26 6.38 6.51 6.51 6.64 6.78 7.05 7.19 7.19 7.33 7.48 7.63 7.94 8.41 8.41 8.58 8.75 9.10 9.10 9.10

Comment:

Minimum Wage per hour is calculated on the basis of a 38-hours week (165 hours per month)

Source:

Conseils de l'Industrie et du Travail (CNT)

Internet:

http://www.cnt-nar.be/CAO-CCT-BEDRAGEN/BEDRAGEN-2013-01-01.pdf

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Bulgaria Минимална Работна

valid from 01.12.1990 01.02.1991 01.04.1991 01.05.1991 01.07.1991 01.07.1992 01.01.1993 01.03.1993 01.07.1993 01.10.1993 01.01.1994 01.07.1994 01.10.1994 01.04.1995 01.07.1995 01.10.1995 01.04.1996 01.07.1996 01.10.1996 01.02.1997 01.03.1997 01.04.1997 01.05.1997 01.10.1997 01.01.1998 01.04.1998 01.09.1998 01.01.1999 01.07.1999 01.02.2000 01.10.2000 01.04.2001 01.10.2001 01.01.2003 01.01.2004 01.01.2005 01.01.2006 01.01.2007 01.01.2008 01.01.2009 01.09.2011 01.05.2012 01.01.2013 01.01.2014 01.01.2015 01.07.2015 Comment: Source: Internet:

Lew (BGN) per month 0.20 0.40 0.50 0.50 0.60 0.80 0.90 1.20 1.30 1.40 1.60 1.80 2.10 2.50 2.60 2.80 3.00 4.00 5.50 11.00 17.60 29.90 41.30 45.50 48.70 50.90 53.50 61.00 67.00 75.00 79.00 85.00 100.00 110.00 120.00 150.00 160.00 180.00 220.00 240.00 270.00 290.00 310.00 340.00 360.00 380.00

Lew (BGN) per hour

on 1 January 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Lew (BGN) per month 0.20 0.60 0.90 1.60 2.10 2.80 5.50 48.70 61.00 67.00 79.00 100.00 110.00 120.00 150.00 160.00 180.00 220.00 240.00 240.00 240.00 270.00 310.00 340.00 360.00

Lew (BGN) per hour

0.39 0.47 0.59 0.65 0.71 0.89 0.95 1.07 1.30 1.42 1.42 1.42 1.61 1.85 2.03 2.08

0.39 0.45 0.47 0.50 0.59 0.65 0.71 0.89 0.95 1.07 1.30 1.42 1.61 1.72 1.85 2.03 2.08 2.21

Minimum Wage per month is calculated on the basis of a 40-hours week (173 hours per month) National Social Security Institute http://accountantbg.com/doc/minimalna-rabotna-zaplata-v-v-republika-blgariya-1991-2011

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Croatia Minimalna plaća

valid from 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 01.01.2008 01.07.2008 01.06.2009 01.06.2013 01.01.2014 01.01.2015

Kuna (HRK) per month 1,370 1,500 1,700 1,700 1,800 1,859 1,951 2,081 2,170 2,298 2,441 2,747 2,814 2,985 3,018 3,030

on 1 January 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Kuna (HRK) per month 1,370 1,500 1,700 1,700 1,800 1,859 1,951 2,081 2,170 2,298 2,441 2,747 2,814 2,814 2,814 2,814 3,018 3,030

Kuna (HRK) per hour 7.92 8.67 9.83 9.83 10.40 10.75 11.28 12.03 12.54 13.28 14.11 15.88 16.27 16.27 16.27 16.27 17.44 17.51

Comment:

Minimum Wage per hour is calculated on the basis of a 40-hours week (173 hours per month) since 2008 statutory Minimum Wage, until 2008 Minimum Wage on the basis of a national collective agreement

Source: Internet:

Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics http://vlada.gov.hr/.../2014/.../200%20-%2013.pdf

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Czech Republic Minimální mzda

valid from 01.02.1991 01.01.1992 01.01.1996 01.01.1998 01.01.1999 01.07.1999 01.01.2000 01.07.2000 01.01.2001 01.01.2002 01.01.2003 01.01.2004 01.01.2005 01.01.2006 01.07.2006 01.01.2007 01.08.2013 01.01.2015

Krone (CZK) per month 2,000 2,200 2,500 2,650 3,250 3,600 4,000 4,500 5,000 5,700 6,200 6,700 7,185 7,570 7,955 8,000 8,500 9,200

Krone (CZK) per hour 10.80 12.00 13.60 14.80 18.00 20.00 22.30 25.00 30.00 33.90 36.90 39.60 42.50 44.70 48.10 48.10 50.60 55.00

on 1 January 01.02.1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 2013 2014 2015

Comment:

Minimum Wage is fixed per month and per hour

Source:

Ministry of Labour

Internet:

http://www.mpsv.cz/cs/871

Krone (CZK) per month 2,000 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,500 2,500 2,650 3,250 4,000 5,000 5,700 6,200 6,700 7,185 7,570 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,500 9,200

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Krone (CZK) per hour 10.80 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.00 13.60 13.60 14.80 18.00 22.30 30.00 33.90 36.90 39.60 42.50 44.70 48.10 48.10 48.10 48.10 48.10 48.10 48.10 48.10 50.60 55.00

Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Estonia Miinimumpalk; Miinimumpalga

valid from 01.10.1992 01.09.1994 01.01.1996 01.02.1997 01.01.1998 01.01.1999 01.01.2000 01.01.2001 01.01.2002 01.01.2003 01.01.2004 01.01.2005 01.01.2006 01.01.2007 01.01.2008 01.01.2012 01.01.2013 01.01.2014 01.01.2015

Comment: Source: Internet:

Krone (EEK) per month per hour 300.00 1.78 450.00 2.66 680.00 4.02 845.00 5.00 1,100.00 6.51 1,250.00 7.40 1,400.00 8.28 1,600.00 9.47 1,850.00 10.95 2,160.00 12.78 2,480.00 14.67 2,690.00 15.92 3,000.00 17.80 3,600.00 21.50 4,350.00 27.00

Euro per month 19.17 28.76 43.46 54.01 70.30 79.89 89.48 102.26 118.24 138.05 158.50 171.92 191.73 230.08 278.02 290.00 320.00 355.00 390.00

per hour 0.11 0.17 0.26 0.32 0.42 0.47 0.53 0.61 0.70 0.82 0.94 1.02 1.14 1.37 1.73 1.80 1.90 2.13 2.34

on 1 January 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Euro per month 19 19 29 43 43 70 80 89 102 118 138 159 172 192 230 278 278 278 278 290 320 355 390

per hour 0.11 0.11 0.17 0.26 0.26 0.42 0.47 0.53 0.61 0.70 0.82 0.94 1.02 1.14 1.37 1.73 1.73 1.73 1.73 1.80 1.90 2.13 2.34

Until 2005 Minimum Wage per hour is calculated on the basis of 169 hours per month; since 2006 statutory hourly wage rate Statistics Estonia http://www.riigiteataja.ee/akt/103122013004

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database France Salaire minimum interprofessionel de croissance (SMIC)

valid from 01.07.1989 31.03.1990 30.06.1990 30.11.1990 29.06.1991 28.02.1992 03.07.1992 06.07.1993 01.07.1994 30.06.1995 28.04.1996 28.06.1996 27.06.1997 26.06.1998 02.07.1999 30.06.2000 29.06.2001 28.06.2002 28.06.2003 02.07.2004 30.06.2005 30.06.2006 29.06.2007 29.04.2008 28.06.2008 01.07.2009 01.01.2010 01.01.2011 01.12.2011 01.01.2012 29.06.2012 01.01.2013 01.01.2014 01.01.2015 Comment: Source: Internet:

Euro per hour 4.56 4.65 4.77 4.87 4.98 5.08 5.19 5.31 5.42 5.64 5.75 5.78 6.01 6.13 6.21 6.41 6.67 6.83 7.19 7.61 8.03 8.27 8.44 8.63 8.71 8.82 8.86 9.00 9.19 9.22 9.40 9.43 9.53 9.61

on 1 January 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Euro per month 692 739 755 787 805 822 855 877 912 930 942 972 1,012 1,036 1,091 1,154 1,218 1,254 1,280 1,321 1,344 1,365 1,398 1,430 1,445 1,458

Euro per hour 4.56 4.87 4.98 5.19 5.31 5.42 5.64 5.78 6.01 6.13 6.21 6.41 6.67 6.83 7.19 7.61 8.03 8.27 8.44 8.71 8.86 9.00 9.22 9.43 9.53 9.61

Minimum Wage per month is calculated on the basis of a 35-hours week (151,67 hours per month) INSEE http://www.insee.fr/fr/themes/tableau.asp?ref_id=NATnon04145

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Germany Mindestlohn

valid from 01.01.2015 Comment: Source: Internet:

Euro per hour 8.50

on 1 January 2015

Euro per month 1,400

Euro per hour 8.50

Minmum Wage per month is calculated on the basis of a 40-hours week (173 hours per month) Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs http://www.der-mindestlohn-kommt.de

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Greece κατώτατου μισθού

valid from 01.01.1994 01.07.1994 01.01.1995 01.07.1995 01.01.1996 01.07.1996 01.01.1997 01.07.1997 01.01.1998 01.07.1998 01.01.1999 01.07.1999 01.01.2000 01.07.2000 01.01.2001 01.07.2001 01.01.2002 01.07.2002 01.01.2003 01.01.2004 01.09.2004 01.01.2005 01.09.2005 01.01.2006 01.09.2006 01.05.2007 01.01.2008 01.09.2008 01.05.2009 01.07.2011 01.03.2012

Euro per month 304.00 324.00 336.00 350.00 363.00 378.00 393.00 406.00 417.00 425.00 433.00 439.00 451.00 458.00 466.00 473.00 490.00 499.00 520.00 540.00 560.00 572.00 592.00 608.00 626.00 658.00 681.00 701.00 739.56 751.39 580.00

on 1 January 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Euro per month 304 336 363 393 417 433 451 466 490 520 540 572 608 626 681 701 740 740 751 580 580 580

Euro per hour 1.76 1.94 2.10 2.27 2.41 2.50 2.61 2.69 2.83 3.01 3.12 3.31 3.51 3.62 3.94 4.05 4.28 4.28 4.34 3.35 3.35 3.35

Comment:

Minimum Wage in the private sector is calculated on the basis of a 40-hours week (173 hours per month)

Source:

National Wage Agreements

Internet:

http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/eiro/2008/05/articles/gr0805039i.htm http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_23/06/2011_395769

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Hungary Minimálbér

valid from 01.01.1992 01.02.1993 01.02.1994 01.03.1995 01.02.1996 01.01.1997 01.01.1998 01.01.1999 01.01.2000 01.01.2001 01.01.2002 01.01.2003 01.01.2004 01.01.2005 01.01.2006 01.01.2007 01.01.2008 01.01.2009 01.01.2010 01.01.2011 01.01.2012 01.01.2013 01.01.2014 01.01.2015

Forint (HUF) per month 8,000 9,000 10,500 12,200 14,500 17,000 19,500 22,500 25,500 40,000 50,000 50,000 53,000 57,000 62,500 65,500 69,000 71,500 73,500 78,000 93,000 98,000 101,500 105,000

on 1 January 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Forint (HUF) Forint (HUF) per month per hour 8,000 44.00 8,000 44.00 9,000 52.00 10,500 60.50 12,200 71.00 17,000 98.00 19,500 112.50 22,500 129.50 25,500 147.00 40,000 230.00 50,000 288.00 50,000 288.00 53,000 305.00 57,000 328.00 62,500 360.00 65,500 377.00 69,000 397.00 71,500 411.00 73,500 423.00 78,000 449.00 93,000 535.00 98,000 564.00 101,500 584.00 105,000 604.00

Comment:

Minimum Wage is fixed per month and per hour The hours monthly wage is about a 40-hours week

Source:

Hungarian Central Statistical Office

Internet:

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/hun/xstadat/xstadat_eves/i_qli041.html http://tamogatoweb.hu/index.php/jogtar/86-jogszabalyfigyelo-2014/539-3472014-xii-29-korm-rendelet

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Ireland National Minimum Wage

valid from 01.04.2000 01.07.2001 01.10.2002 01.02.2004 01.05.2005 01.01.2007 01.07.2007 01.02.2011 01.07.2011

Comment: Source: Internet:

on Euro per hour 1 January 5.59 01.04.2000 5.97 2001 6.35 2002 7.00 2003 7.65 2004 8.30 2005 8.65 2006 7.65 2007 8.65 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Euro per month 945 945 1,009 1,073 1,073 1,183 1,293 1,403 1,462 1,462 1,462 1,462 1,462 1,462 1,462 1,462

Euro per hour 5.59 5.59 5.97 6.35 6.35 7.00 7.65 8.30 8.65 8.65 8.65 8.65 8.65 8.65 8.65 8.65

Minimum Wage is calculated on the basis of a 39-hours week (169 hours per month) Departement of Enterprise, Trade and Employment http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/employment/employment_rights_and_condition s/pay_and_employment/pay_inc_min_wage.html

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Latvia

Minimālās algas

valid from 01.01.1992 01.02.1992 16.04.1992 01.06.1992 01.05.1993 01.04.1994 01.10.1994 01.04.1996 01.01.1998 01.01.1999 01.07.2001 01.01.2003 01.01.2004 01.01.2005 01.01.2006 01.01.2007 01.01.2008 01.01.2009 01.01.2011 01.01.2013 01.01.2014 01.01.2015

Euro per month 3.27 4.77 7.11 10.67 21.34 32.01 39.84 54.07 59.76 71.14 85.37 99.60 113.83 113.83 128.06 170.74 227.66 256.12 284.57 284.57 320.00 360.00

Euro per hour 0.02 0.03 0.04 0.06 0.13 0.19 0.23 0.32 0.36 0.42 0.51 0.60 0.67 0.67 0.76 1.01 1.37 1.54 1.69 1.71 1.93 2.17

Lats (LVL) per month 2.30 3.35 5.00 7.50 15.00 22.50 28.00 38.00 42.00 50.00 60.00 70.00 80.00 80.00 90.00 120.00 160.00 180.00 200.00 200.00 224.90

Lats (LVL) per hour 0.01 0.02 0.03 0.04 0.09 0.13 0.17 0.23 0.25 0.30 0.36 0.42 0.47 0.47 0.54 0.71 0.96 1.08 1.19 1.20 1.36

Comment:

Conversion of LVL in Euro (1LVL = 1,422871811 EUR)

Source:

Vienoti Internet Dati

Internet:

http://www.vid.lv/lv/informacija/minimala_alga http://www.lm.gov.lv/news/id/6173

on 1 January 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

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Euro per month 3.27 10.67 21.34 39.84 39.84 54.07 59.76 71.14 71.14 71.14 85.37 99.60 113.83 113.83 128.06 170.74 227.66 256.12 256.12 284.57 284.57 284.57 320.00 360.00

Euro per hour 0.02 0.06 0.13 0.23 0.23 0.32 0.36 0.42 0.42 0.42 0.51 0.60 0.67 0.67 0.76 1.01 1.37 1.54 1.54 1.69 1.69 1.71 1.93 2.17

Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Lithuania Minimaliojo darbo

valid from 1994 1995 01.09.1996 01.02.1997 01.06.1998 01.09.2003 01.05.2004 01.07.2005 01.07.2006 01.07.2007 01.01.2008 01.08.2012 01.01.2013 01.10.2014

Exchange rate:

Litas (LTL) per month per hour 55 55 300 400 2.36 430 2.53 450 2.67 500 2.95 550 3.35 600 3.65 700 4.19 800 4.85 850 5.15 1,000 6.06 1,035 6.27

Euro per month per hour 15.94 15.94 86.96 115.94 0.68 124.64 0.73 130.43 0.77 144.93 0.86 159.42 0.97 173.91 1.06 202.90 1.21 231.88 1.41 246.38 1.49 289.86 1.76 300.00 1.82

on 1 January 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Euro per month per hour 86.96 115.94 0.68 124.64 0.73 124.64 0.73 124.64 0.73 124.64 0.73 124.64 0.73 130.43 0.77 144.93 0.86 159.42 0.97 202.90 1,21 231.88 1.41 231.88 1.41 231.88 1.41 231.88 1.41 231.88 1.41 289.86 1.76 289.86 1.76 300.00 1.82

1 Euro = 3,45 (Litas (LTL)

Comment:

Minimum Wage is fixed per month and per hour

Source:

Ministry of Labour

Internet:

http://www.socmin.lt/en/social-statistics.html http://www.socmin.lt/lt/darbo-rinka-uzimtumas/darbo-teise/darbo-apmokejimas.html

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Luxembourg Salaire Social Minimum (SSM)

valid from 01.01.1997 01.02.1997 01.01.1999 01.08.1999 01.07.2000 01.01.2001 01.04.2001 01.06.2002 01.01.2003 01.08.2003 01.10.2004 01.01.2005 01.10.2005 01.12.2006 01.01.2007 01.03.2008 01.01.2009 01.03.2009 01.07.2010 01.01.2011 01.10.2011 01.10.2012 01.01.2013 01.10.2013 01.01.2015

Euro per hour 6.47 6.63 6.72 6.89 7.06 7.28 7.46 7.64 7.91 8.11 8.31 8.48 8.69 8.91 9.08 9.30 9.49 9.73 9.97 10.16 10.41 10.67 10.83 11.10 11.12

Euro per month 1,119 1,147 1,162 1,191 1,221 1,259 1,290 1,322 1,369 1,403 1,438 1,467 1,503 1,541 1,570 1,610 1,642 1,683 1,725 1,758 1,801 1,847 1,874 1,921 1,923

on 1 January 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Euro per month 1,119 1,147 1,162 1,191 1,259 1,290 1,369 1,403 1,467 1,503 1,570 1,570 1,642 1,683 1,758 1,801 1,874 1,921 1,923

Euro per hour 6.47 6.63 6.72 6.89 7.28 7.46 7.91 8.11 8.48 8.69 9.08 9.08 9.49 9.73 10.16 10.41 10.83 11.10 11.12

Comment:

Minimum Wage is fixed per month and per hour

Source:

Ministere du Travail

Internet:

http://www.itm.lu/de/home/droit-du-travail/salaire-social-minimum.html http://www.cc.lu/services/avis-legislation/avis-de-la-chambre-decommerce/detail/?user_ccavis_pi1[showUid]=2991

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Malta l-Inqas Paga Nazzjonali

valid from 01.01.1990 01.01.1991 01.01.1992 01.01.1993 01.01.1994 01.01.1995 01.01.1996 01.01.1997 01.04.1997 01.01.1998 01.01.1999 01.01.2000 01.01.2001 01.01.2002 01.01.2003 01.01.2004 01.01.2005 01.01.2006 01.01.2007 01.01.2008 01.01.2009 01.01.2010 01.01.2011 01.01.2012 01.01.2013 01.01.2014 01.01.2015

Maltesische Lire (MTL)

Euro per week

32.88 34.13 35.63 36.63 38.13 40.38 42.38 43.88 44.13 45.63 47.38 48.38 49.88 51.38 53.13 53.88 55.63 57.88 59.63 61.13

75.62 78.50 81.95 84.25 87.70 92.87 97.47 100.92 101.50 104.95 108.97 111.27 114.72 118.17 122.20 123.92 127.95 133.12 138.90 142.39 146.47 152.29 153.42 158.11 162.19 165.68 166.26

on 1 January 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Euro per week 76.59 79.50 83.00 85.32 88.82 94.06 98.72 102.21 106.29 110.37 112.70 116.19 119.68 123.76 125.51 129.58 134.82 138.90 142.39 146.47 152.29 153.42 158.11 162.19 165.68 166.26

Euro per month (=*52/15) 332 345 360 370 385 408 428 443 461 478 488 503 519 536 544 562 584 602 617 635 660 665 685 703 718 720

Euro per hour (=/173) 1.92 1.99 2.08 2.14 2.22 2.36 2.47 2.56 2.66 2.76 2.82 2.91 3.00 3.10 3.14 3.25 3.38 3.48 3.57 3.67 3.81 3.84 3.96 4.06 4.15 4.16

Comment:

Minimum Wage per hour is calculated on the basis of a 40-hours week (173 hours per month)

Source:

Department of Industrial and Employment Relations

Internet:

http://www.yesitmatters.com/html/minimum_wages_faq.html http://justiceservices.gov.mt/DownloadDocument.aspx?app=lp&itemid=26582&l=2

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Netherlands Minimumloon

valid from 01.01.1990 01.07.1990 01.01.1991 01.07.1991 01.01.1992 01.07.1992 01.01.1996 01.07.1996 01.01.1997 01.07.1997 01.01.1998 01.07.1998 01.01.1999 01.07.1999 01.01.2000 01.07.2000 01.01.2001 01.07.2001 01.01.2002 01.07.2002 01.01.2003 01.07.2003 01.01.2006 01.07.2006 01.01.2007 01.07.2007 01.01.2008 01.07.2008 01.01.2009 01.07.2009 01.01.2010 01.07.2010 01.01.2011 01.07.2011 01.01.2012 01.07.2012 01.01.2013 01.07.2013 01.01.2014 01.07.2014 01.01.2015

Euro per month 910 926 938 954 968 982 991 1,000 1,008 1,018 1,033 1,047 1,064 1,078 1,092 1,111 1,154 1,180 1,207 1,232 1,249 1,265 1,273 1,285 1,301 1,317 1,335 1,357 1,381 1,399 1,408 1,416 1,424 1,435 1,447 1,456 1,469 1,478 1,486 1,495 1,502

on 1 January 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Euro per month 910 938 968 982 982 982 991 1,008 1,033 1,064 1,092 1,154 1,207 1,249 1,265 1,265 1,273 1,301 1,335 1,381 1,408 1,424 1,447 1,469 1,486 1,502

Euro per hour 5.58 5.75 5.94 6.02 6.02 6.02 6.08 6.18 6.34 6.53 6.70 7.08 7.40 7.66 7.76 7.76 7.81 7.98 8.19 8.47 8.64 8.74 8.88 9.01 9.11 9.21

Comment:

Minimum Wage per hour is calculated on the basis of a 37,5-hours week (163 hours per month)

Source: Internet:

Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid SZW http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/minimumloon/vraag-en-antwoord/hoe-hoogis-het-minimumloon.html

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Poland Minimalne wynagrodzenie

valid from 01.09.1990 01.10.1990 01.01.1991 01.04.1991 01.07.1991 01.10.1991 01.12.1991 01.01.1992 01.05.1992 01.08.1992 01.09.1992 01.10.1992 01.01.1993 01.07.1993 01.10.1993 01.01.1994 01.04.1994 01.07.1994 01.10.1994 01.01.1995 01.04.1995 01.07.1995 01.10.1995 01.01.1996 01.04.1996 01.07.1996 01.01.1997 01.02.1997 01.07.1997 01.02.1998 01.01.1999 01.11.1999 01.03.2000 01.01.2001 01.01.2002 01.01.2003 01.01.2004 01.01.2005 01.01.2006 01.01.2007 01.01.2008 01.01.2009 01.01.2010 01.01.2011 01.01.2012 01.01.2013 01.01.2014 01.01.2015

Zloty (PLN) on per month 1 January 37 01.09.1990 44 1991 55 1992 61 1993 63 1994 65 1995 70 1996 88 1997 100 1998 120 1999 130 2000 135 2001 150 2002 165 2003 175 2004 195 2005 205 2006 220 2007 240 2008 260 2009 280 2010 295 2011 305 2012 325 2013 350 2014 370 2015 391 406 450 500 528 670 700 760 760 800 824 849 899 936 1,126 1,276 1,317 1,386 1,500 1,600 1,680 1,750

Zloty (PLN) Zloty (PLN) per month per hour 27 0.16 55 0.32 88 0.51 150 0.87 195 1.13 260 1.50 325 1.88 391 2.26 450 2.60 528 3.05 670 3.87 760 4.39 760 4.39 800 4.62 824 4.76 849 4.91 899 5.20 936 5.41 1,126 6.51 1,276 7.38 1,317 7.61 1,386 8.01 1,500 8.67 1,600 9.25 1,680 9.71 1,750 10.12

Comment:

Minimum Wage is calculated on the basis of a 40-hours week (173 hours per month)

Source:

Ministry of Labour

Internet:

http://www.rp.pl/temat/83692.html http://www.polbi.pl/pl/38 http://www.infor.pl/prawo/nowosci-prawne/699824,Minimalne-wynagrodzenie-za-prace-w-2015r-opublikowane.html

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Portugal Salario minimo nacional (SMN)

valid from 01.01.1990 01.01.1991 01.01.1992 01.01.1993 01.01.1994 01.01.1995 01.01.1996 01.01.1997 01.01.1998 01.01.1999 01.01.2000 01.01.2001 01.01.2002 01.01.2003 01.01.2004 01.01.2005 01.01.2006 01.01.2007 01.01.2008 01.01.2009 01.01.2010 01.01.2011 01.10.2014

Comment: Source: Internet:

Euro per month 174.58 200.02 221.97 236.43 245.91 259.37 272.34 282.82 293.79 305.76 318.23 334.19 348.01 356.60 365.60 374.70 385.90 403.00 426.00 450.00 475.00 485.00 505.00

on 1 January 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Euro per month 175 200 222 236 246 259 272 283 294 306 318 334 348 357 366 375 386 403 426 450 475 485 485 485 485 505

Euro per hour 1.05 1.20 1.34 1.42 1.48 1.56 1.64 1.70 1.77 1.84 1.92 2.01 2.10 2.15 2.20 2.26 2.32 2.43 2.57 2.71 2.86 2.92 2.92 2.92 2.92 3.04

Minimum Wage per hour is calculated on the basis of a 38,2-hours week (166 hours per month) DIRECÇÃO-GERAL DO EMPREGO E DAS RELAÇÕES DE TRABALHO (DGERT) http://www.portugal.gov.pt/pt/os-ministerios/ministerio-da-solidariedade-e-segurancasocial/ mantenha-se-atualizado/20140924-msess-salario-minimo.aspx http://www.publico.pt/economia/noticia/acordo-fechado-salario-minimo-aumentapara-os-505-euros-em-outubro-1670732

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Romania Salariul minim

valid from 01.05.1999 01.02.2000 01.11.2000 01.03.2001 01.03.2002 01.01.2003 01.01.2004 01.01.2005 01.01.2006 01.01.2007 01.01.2008 01.10.2008 01.01.2009 01.01.2011 01.01.2012 01.02.2013 01.07.2013 01.01.2014 01.07.2014 01.01.2015 01.07.2015

Lei (RON) per month 45 70 100 140 175 250 280 310 330 390 500 540 600 670 700 750 800 850 900 975 1,050

on 1 January 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Lei (RON) per month 45 100 140 250 280 310 330 390 500 600 600 670 700 700 850 975

Lei (RON) per hour 0.27 0.59 0.83 1.48 1.66 1.84 1.96 2.31 2.96 3.56 3.56 3.97 4.15 4.15 5.04 5.78

Comment:

Minimum Wage per hour is determined on the basis of a 168,66-hours week

Source: Internet:

Ministry of Labor, Family and Equal Opportunities http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salariu_minim_pe_economie http://codfiscal.net/42007/hg-10912014-salariul-de-baza-minim-brut-petara-garantat-plata-2015

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WSI Minimum Wage Database Slovakia minimálna mzda minimálnej mzdy valid from 01.02.1991 01.01.1992 01.10.1993 01.04.1996 01.01.1998 01.04.1999 01.01.2000 01.10.2000 01.10.2001 30.04.2002 01.10.2002 01.10.2003 01.10.2004 01.10.2005 01.10.2006 01.10.2007 01.01.2009 01.01.2010 01.01.2011 01.01.2012 01.01.2013 01.01.2014 01.01.2015

Krone (SKK) per month 2,000 2,200 2,450 2,700 3,000 3,600 4,000 4,400 4,920 4,920 5,570 6,080 6,500 6,900 7,600 8,100 8,902

Krone (SKK) per hour

14.60 16.20 19.40 21.60 23.80 26.60 28.30 32.00 35.00 37.40 39.70 43.70 46.60 51.15

Euro per month

Euro per hour

66 73 81 90 100 119 133 146 163 163 185 202 216 229 252 269 296 308 317 327 338 352 380

0.48 0.54 0.64 0.72 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.06 1.16 1.24 1.32 1.45 1.55 1.70 1.77 1.82 1.88 1.94 2.02 2.18

on 1 January

Euro per month

Euro per hour

73 73 81 81 81 90 100 100 133 146 163 185 202 216 229 252 269 296 308 317 327 338 352 380

0.48 0.54 0.54 0.72 0.79 0.88 1.06 1.16 1.24 1.32 1.45 1.55 1.70 1.77 1.82 1.88 1.94 2.02 2.18

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Comment:

Minimum Wage is fixed per month and per hour

Source: Internet:

Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Finance http://www.epi.sk/Main/Default.aspx?Template=~/Main/TArticles.ascx&ph Content=~/Main/ArticleShow.ascx&ArtID=8965&pa=10038 http://www.danovecentrum.sk/clanok-z-titulky/minimalna-mzda-aktualne.htm

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Slovenia Minimalna plača

valid from 01.12.1997 01.08.1998 01.01.1999 01.08.1999 01.08.2000 01.08.2001 01.01.2002 01.08.2002 01.12.2002 01.08.2003 01.12.2003 01.08.2004 01.08.2005 01.08.2006 01.08.2007 01.03.2008 01.08.2008 01.08.2009 01.03.2010 01.01.2011 01.01.2012 01.01.2013 01.01.2014 01.01.2015

Euro on Euro per month 1 January per month 258.68 269.85 284.69 306.80 337.10 384.69 395.07 424.02 432.49 460.61 465.21 490.32 511.60 521.83 538.53 566.53 589.19 597.43 734.15 748.10 763.06 783.66 789.15 790.73

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

259 285 307 337 395 432 465 490 512 522 539 589 597 748 763 784 789 791

Euro per hour 1.50 1.65 1.77 1.95 2.28 2.50 2.69 2.83 2.96 3.02 3.11 3.41 3.45 4.32 4.41 4.53 4.56 4.57

Comment:

Minimum Wage per hour is calculated on the basis of a 40-hours week (173 hours per month)

Source: Internet:

Ministry of Labour http://www.durs.gov.si/si/aktualno/minimalna_in_zajamcena_placa/minimalna_placa_po_mesecih/

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Spain Salario Mínimo Interprofesional (SMI)

valid from 01.01.1990 01.01.1991 01.01.1992 01.01.1993 01.01.1994 01.01.1995 01.01.1996 01.01.1997 01.01.1998 01.01.1999 01.01.2000 01.01.2001 01.01.2002 01.01.2003 01.01.2004 01.01.2005 01.01.2006 01.01.2007 01.01.2008 01.01.2009 01.01.2010 01.01.2011 01.01.2013 01.01.2015

Euro per month 300.57 320.04 338.25 351.77 364.03 376.83 390.18 400.45 408.93 416.32 424.80 433.45 442.20 451.20 460.50 513.00 540.90 570.60 600.00 624.00 633.30 641.40 645.30 648.60

on 1 January 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Euro per month 301 320 338 352 364 377 390 400 409 416 425 433 442 451 461 513 541 571 600 624 633 641 641 645 645 649

Euro per hour 1.82 1.94 2.05 2.13 2.21 2.28 2.36 2.43 2.48 2.52 2.57 2.63 2.68 2.73 2.79 3.11 3.28 3.46 3.64 3.78 3.84 3.89 3.89 3.91 3.91 3.93

Comment:

Minimum Wage per hour is calculated on the basis of a 38-hours week (165 hours per month)

Source: Internet:

Ministro de Trabajo e Inmigración http://www.meyss.es/es/informacion/smi/contenidos/evolucion.htm http://www.mtin.es/estadisticas/anuario2001/HTML/ILC/

ilc07.html http://www.salariominimo.es/ http://www.seg-social.es/Internet_1/Normativa/128005

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database United Kingdom National Minimum Wage

valid from 01.04.1999 01.10.2000 01.10.2001 01.10.2002 01.10.2003 01.10.2004 01.10.2005 01.10.2006 01.10.2007 01.10.2008 01.10.2009 01.10.2010 01.10.2011 01.10.2012 01.10.2013 01.10.2014

Pfund (GBP) per hour 3.60 3.70 4.10 4.20 4.50 4.85 5.05 5.35 5.52 5.73 5.80 5.93 6.08 6.19 6.31 6.50

on 1 January 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Pfund (GBP) per month 594 611 677 693 743 800 833 883 911 945 957 978 1,003 1,021 1,041 1,073

Pfund (GBP) per hour 3.60 3.70 4.10 4.20 4.50 4.85 5.05 5.35 5.52 5.73 5.80 5.93 6.08 6.19 6.31 6.50

Comment:

Minimum Wage per month is calculated on the basis of a 38-hours week (165 hours per month)

Source:

Low Pay Commission

Internet:

http://www.lowpay.gov.uk/

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Turkey Asgari Ücret

valid from 01.01.1999 01.07.1999 01.01.2000 01.07.2000 01.01.2001 01.07.2001 01.08.2001 01.01.2002 01.07.2002 01.01.2003 01.01.2004 01.07.2004 01.01.2005 01.01.2006 01.01.2007 01.07.2007 01.01.2008 01.07.2008 01.01.2009 01.07.2009 01.01.2010 01.07.2010 01.01.2011 01.07.2011 01.01.2012 01.07.2012 01.01.2013 01.07.2013 01.01.2014 01.07.2014 01.01.2015 01.07.2015

Lira (YTL) per month 78.08 93.60 109.80 118.80 139.95 146.95 167.94 222.00 250.88 306.00 423.00 444.15 488.70 531.00 562.50 585.00 608.40 638.70 666.00 693.00 729.00 760.50 796.50 837.00 886.50 940.50 978.60 1,021.50 1,071.00 1,134.00 1,201.50 1,273.50

on 1 January 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Lira (YTL) per month 78.08 109.80 139.95 222.00 306.00 423.00 488.70 531.00 562.50 608.40 666.00 729.00 796.50 886.50 978.60 1,071.00 1,201.50

Lira (YTL) per hour 0.40 0.56 0.72 1.14 1.57 2.17 2.51 2.72 2.88 3.12 3.42 3.74 4.08 4.55 5.02 5.49 6.16

Comment:

Minimum Wage per hour is calculated on the basis of a 45-hours week (195 hours per month)

Source:

Calisma ve Sosyal Güvenlik Bakanligi

Internet:

http://www.csgb.gov.tr http://www.alomaliye.com/yillar_iti_asgari_ucretler.htm

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Argentina Salario Mínimo Vital y Móvil

valid from 01.08.1993 01.07.2003 01.08.2003 01.09.2003 01.10.2003 01.11.2003 01.12.2003 01.01.2004 01.09.2004 01.05.2005 01.06.2005 01.07.2005 01.08.2006 01.09.2006 01.11.2006 01.08.2007 01.10.2007 01.12.2007 01.08.2008 01.12.2008 01.08.2009 01.10.2009 01.01.2010 01.08.2010 01.01.2011 01.09.2011 01.09.2012 01.02.2013 01.08.2013 01.01.2014 01.09.2014 01.01.2015 Comment: Source: Internet:

Peso (ARS) Peso (ARS) per month per hour 200 1.00 250 1.25 260 1.30 270 1.35 280 1.40 290 1.45 300 1.50 350 1.75 450 2.25 510 2.55 570 2.85 630 3.15 760 3.80 780 3.90 800 4.00 900 4.50 960 4.80 980 4.90 1,200 6.00 1,240 6.20 1,400 7.00 1,440 7.20 1,500 7.50 1,740 8.70 1,840 9.20 2,300 11.50 2,670 13.35 14.38 2,875 3,300 16.50 3,600 18.00 4,400 22.00 4,716 23.58

on 1 January 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Peso (ARS) Peso (ARS) per month per hour 200 1.00 200 1.00 200 1.00 200 1.00 200 1.00 350 1.75 450 2.25 630 3.15 800 4.00 980 4.90 1,240 6.20 1,500 7.50 1,840 9.20 2,300 11.50 2,670 13.35 3,600 18.00 4,716 23.58

Minimum Wage is fixed per month and per hour Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Seguriad Social http://www.trabajo.gov.ar/left/estadisticas/bel/belDisplay.asp?idSeccion=1&idSubseccion=2 http://www.ele-ve.com.ar/Evolucion-del-Salario-Minimo-Vital-y-Movil,41739.html http://www.cadena3.com/contenido/2014/09/02/134013.asp http://eco-nomicas.com.ar/2693-resolucion-32014-salario-smvm-para-todos-lostrabajadores-comprendidos-en-la-ley-de-contrato-de-trabajo-20744

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Australia Federal Minimum Wage (FMW)

valid from 03.12.1993 29.08.1994 29.09.1995 29.10.1996 10.11.1997 07.12.1998 01.03.2000 22.03.2001 08.04.2002 01.08.2002 01.05.2003 01.05.2004 01.06.2005 01.12.2006 01.10.2007 01.10.2008 01.07.2010 01.07.2011 01.07.2012 01.07.2013 01.07.2014

Dollar (AUD) Dollar (AUD) per hour per week 7.25 7.92 8.34 8.74 8.82 9.12 9.68 10.54 10.88 11.35 11.80 12.30 12.75 13.47 13.74 14.31 15.00 15.51 15.96 16.37 16.87

275.50 301.10 317.10 332.00 335.00 346.70 368.00 400.40 413.40 431.40 448.40 467.40 484.50 511.86 522.12 543.78 569.90 589.30 606.40 622.20 640.90

on Dollar (AUD) Dollar (AUD) 1 January per month per hour 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

1,196 1,307 1,377 1,442 1,455 1,505 1,505 1,598 1,739 1,873 1,947 2,030 2,104 2,223 2,267 2,361 2,361 2,475 2,559 2,633 2,701 2,784

7.25 7.92 8.34 8.74 8.82 9.12 9.12 9.68 10.54 11.35 11.80 12.30 12.75 13.47 13.74 14.31 14.31 15.00 15.51 15.96 16.37 16.87

Comment:

Minimum Wage per hour is calculated on the basis of a 38-hours week (165 hours per month)

Source:

Fair Work Ombudsman

Internet:

http://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/national-minimum-wage/pages/default.aspx

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Brazil Salario Minimo

valid from 01.09.1994 01.05.1995 01.05.1996 01.05.1997 01.05.1998 01.05.1999 01.05.2000 01.04.2001 01.04.2002 01.04.2003 01.05.2004 01.05.2005 01.04.2006 01.04.2007 01.03.2008 01.02.2009 01.01.2010 01.01.2011 01.03.2011 01.01.2012 01.01.2013 01.01.2014 01.01.2015 Comment: Source: Internet:

Reais (BRL) Reais (BRL) per month per hour 70 0.32 100 0.45 112 0.51 120 0.54 130 0.59 136 0.62 151 0.69 180 0.82 200 0.91 240 1.09 260 1.18 300 1.36 350 1.59 380 1.73 415 1.89 465 2.11 510 2.32 540 2.45 545 2.48 622 2.83 678 3.08 724 3.29 790 3.59

on 1 January 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Reais (BRL) Reais (BRL) per month per hour 70 0.32 100 0.45 112 0.51 120 0.54 130 0.59 136 0.62 151 0.69 180 0.82 200 0.91 240 1.09 260 1.18 300 1.36 350 1.59 380 1.73 415 1.89 510 2.32 540 2.45 622 2.83 678 3.08 724 3.29 790 3.59

Minimum Wage is fixed per month and per hour The Minimum Wage per hour corresponds to it per month at about 220 hours per month or 51 hours per week Ministerio do Trabalho e Emprego http://portal.mte.gov.br/sal_min/ http://valordosalariominimo.com.br/ http://www.dieese.org.br/analisecestabasica/salarioMinimo.html http://odia.ig.com.br/noticia/economia/2014-12-23/salario-minimo-sera-de-r-790-a-partir-de-janeiro.html

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Canada Minimum Wage Average of all provinces weighted by the number of employees on 1 January 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Dollar (CAD) per month 1,150 1,161 1,176 1,192 1,201 1,230 1,285 1,322 1,377 1,469 1,560 1,644 1,704 1,742 1,761 1,829

Dollar (CAD) per hour 6.65 6.71 6.80 6.89 6.94 7.11 7.43 7.64 7.96 8.49 9.02 9.50 9.85 10.07 10.18 10.57

Comment:

Minimum Wage per hour is calculated on the basis of a 40-hours week (173 hours per month)

Source:

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Internet:

http://canadaonline.about.com/library/bl/blminwage.htm http://srv116.services.gc.ca/dimt-wid/sm-mw/menu.aspx?lang=eng

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Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Minimum Wages of the provinces of Canada on 1 January Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland Northwest Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon

2000 5.90 7.15 6.00 5.75 5.50 7.00 5.60 7.00 6.85 5.60 6.90 6.00 7.20

2001 5.90 7.60 6.00 5.75 5.50 7.00 5.70 7.00 6.85 5.80 6.90 6.00 7.20

2002 5.90 8.00 6.25 5.90 5.50 7.00 5.80 7.00 6.85 6.00 7.00 6.00 7.20

2003 5.90 8.00 6.50 6.00 6.00 7.00 6.00 7.00 6.85 6.25 7.20 6.65 7.20

2004 5.90 8.00 6.75 6.20 6.00 8.25 6.25 8.50 6.85 6.50 7.30 6.65 7.20

2005 5.90 8.00 7.00 6.30 6.25 8.25 6.50 8.50 7.15 6.80 7.45 6.65 7.20

2006 7.00 8.00 7.25 6.50 6.50 8.25 6.80 8.50 7.45 6.80 7.60 7.05 7.20

2007 7.00 8.00 7.60 7.00 7.00 8.25 7.15 8.50 7.75 7.15 7.75 7.55 8.25

2008 8.00 8.00 8.00 7.00 7.50 8.25 7.60 8.50 8.00 7.50 8.00 7.95 8.37

2009 8.40 8.00 8.50 7.75 8.50 8.25 8.10 10.00 8.75 8.00 8.50 8.60 8.59

2010 8.80 8.00 9.00 8.00 9.50 8.25 8.60 10.00 9.50 8.40 9.00 9.25 8.89

2011 8.80 8.00 9.50 9.00 10.00 9.00 9.65 11.00 10.25 9.00 9.50 9.25 8.93

2012 9.40 9.50 10.00 9.50 10.00 10.00 10.00 11.00 10.25 9.60 9.65 9.50 9.00

2013 9.75 10.25 10.25 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.15 11.00 10.25 10.00 9.90 9.50 10.30

2014 9.95 10.25 10.45 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.30 11.00 10.25 10.00 10.15 10.00 10.54

2015 10.20 10.25 10.70 10.00 10.25 10.00 10.40 11.00 11.00 10.35 10.35 10.20 10.72

6.34

6.40

6.49

6.66

6.95

7.07

7.30

7.61

7.90

8.46

8.86

9.38

9.80

10.10

10.22

10.42

6.65

6.71

6.80

6.89

6.94

7.11

7.43

7.64

7.96

8.49

9.02

9.50

9.85

10.07

10.18

10.57

1,956,899 1,946,362 578,599 303,678 209,739 27,761 396,511 11,380 5,753,118 61,926 3,421,588 471,668 20,793

12.9 12.8 3.8 2.0 1.4 0.2 2.6 0.1 37.9 0.4 22.6 3.1 0.1

15,160,024

100

Unweighted average Weighted average

Employees 2013 Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland Northwest Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon Total

Source: Statistics Canada

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/labr77a-eng.htm

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WSI Minimum Wage Database Weighted average (=workforce number x average Minimum Wage) on 1 January Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland Northwest Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon Weighted average

2000 11,545,704 13,916,488 3,471,594 1,746,149 1,153,565 194,327 2,220,462 79,660 39,408,858 346,786 23,608,957 2,830,008 149,710

2001 11,545,704 14,792,351 3,471,594 1,746,149 1,153,565 194,327 2,260,113 79,660 39,408,858 359,171 23,608,957 2,830,008 149,710

2002 11,545,704 15,570,896 3,616,244 1,791,700 1,153,565 194,327 2,299,764 79,660 39,408,858 371,556 23,951,116 2,830,008 149,710

2003 11,545,704 15,570,896 3,760,894 1,822,068 1,258,434 194,327 2,379,066 79,660 39,408,858 387,038 24,635,434 3,136,592 149,710

2004 11,545,704 15,570,896 3,905,543 1,882,804 1,258,434 229,028 2,478,194 96,730 39,408,858 402,519 24,977,592 3,136,592 149,710

2005 11,545,704 15,570,896 4,050,193 1,913,171 1,310,869 229,028 2,577,322 96,730 41,134,794 421,097 25,490,831 3,136,592 149,710

2006 13,698,293 15,570,896 4,194,843 1,973,907 1,363,304 229,028 2,696,275 96,730 42,860,729 421,097 26,004,069 3,325,259 149,710

2007 13,698,293 15,570,896 4,397,352 2,125,746 1,468,173 229,028 2,835,054 96,730 44,586,665 442,771 26,517,307 3,561,093 171,542

2008 15,655,192 15,570,896 4,628,792 2,125,746 1,573,043 229,028 3,013,484 96,730 46,024,944 464,445 27,372,704 3,749,761 174,037

2009 16,437,952 15,570,896 4,918,092 2,353,505 1,782,782 229,028 3,211,739 113,800 50,339,783 495,408 29,083,498 4,056,345 178,612

2010 17,220,711 15,570,896 5,207,391 2,429,424 1,992,521 229,028 3,409,995 113,800 54,654,621 520,178 30,794,292 4,362,929 184,850

2011 17,220,711 15,570,896 5,496,691 2,733,102 2,097,390 249,849 3,826,331 125,180 58,969,460 557,334 32,505,086 4,362,929 185,681

2012 18,394,851 18,490,439 5,785,990 2,884,941 2,097,390 277,610 3,965,110 125,180 58,969,460 594,490 33,018,324 4,480,846 187,137

2013 19,079,765 19,950,211 5,930,640 3,036,780 2,097,390 277,610 4,024,587 125,180 58,969,460 619,260 33,873,721 4,480,846 214,168

2014 19,471,145 19,950,211 6,046,360 3,036,780 2,097,390 277,610 4,084,063 125,180 58,969,460 619,260 34,729,118 4,716,680 219,158

2015 19,960,370 19,950,211 6,191,009 3,036,780 2,149,825 277,610 4,123,714 125,180 63,284,298 640,934 35,413,436 4,811,014 222,901

6.64

6.70

6.79

6.88

6.93

7.10

7.43

7.63

7.96

8.49

9.02

9.49

9.85

10.07

10.18

10.57

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WSI Minimum Wage Database Japan 最低賃金 National weighted average average increase over the course of the year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Comment: Source: Internet:

Yen (JPY) per hour 659 664 664 664 665 668 673 687 703 713 730 737 749 764 780

on 1 January 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Yen (JPY) per month

Yen (JPY) per hour

105,703 114,007 114,872 114,872 114,872 115,045 115,564 116,429 118,851 121,619 123,349 126,290 127,501 129,577 132,172 134,940

611 659 664 664 664 665 668 673 687 703 713 730 737 749 764 780

Minimum Wage per hour is calculated on the basis of a 40-hours week (172 hours per month) Japanese Institute of Labour http://www2.mhlw.go.jp/topics/seido/kijunkyoku/minimum/minimum-02.htm

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WSI Minimum Wage Database Korea 최저 임금

valid from 01.01.1991 01.01.1992 01.01.1993 01.01.1994 01.09.1994 01.09.1995 01.09.1996 01.09.1997 01.09.1998 01.09.1999 01.09.2000 01.09.2001 01.09.2002 01.09.2003 01.09.2004 01.09.2005 01.01.2007 01.01.2008 01.01.2009 01.01.2010 01.01.2011 01.01.2012 01.01.2013 01.01.2014 01.01.2015

Won (KRW) per hour 820 925 1,005 1,085 1,170 1,275 1,400 1,485 1,525 1,600 1,865 2,100 2,275 2,510 2,840 3,100 3,480 3,770 4,000 4,110 4,320 4,580 4,860 5,210 5,580

on 1 January 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Won (KRW) per month 192,700 227,130 209,050 245,210 264,420 288,150 316,400 335,610 344,650 361,600 421,490 474,600 514,150 567,260 641,840 700,600 786,480 852,020 904,000 928,860 976,320 1,035,080 1,098,360 1,177,460 1,261,080

Won (KRW) per hour 820 925 1,005 1,085 1,170 1,275 1,400 1,485 1,525 1,600 1,865 2,100 2,275 2,510 2,840 3,100 3,480 3,770 4,000 4,110 4,320 4,580 4,860 5,210 5,580

Comment:

Minimum Wage per month is calculated on the basis of a 52-hours week (226 hours per month) To 2003 there was an official monthly wage on the basis of 226 hours

Source:

Minimum Wage Council Republic of Korea

Internet:

http://www.minimumwage.go.kr/eng/sub04.html

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WSI Minimum Wage Database New Zealand Minimum Wage

valid from 01.03.1997 06.03.2000 05.03.2001 18.03.2002 24.03.2003 01.04.2004 21.03.2005 27.03.2006 01.04.2007 01.04.2008 01.04.2009 01.04.2010 01.04.2011 01.04.2012 01.04.2013 01.04.2014

Dollar (NZD) per hour 7.00 7.55 7.70 8.00 8.50 9.00 9.50 10.25 11.25 12.00 12.50 12.75 13.00 13.50 13.75 14.25

on Dollar (NZD) Dollar (NZD) 1 January per month per hour 1998 1,211 7.00 1999 1,211 7.00 2000 1,211 7.00 2001 1,306 7.55 2002 1,332 7.70 2003 1,384 8.00 2004 1,471 8.50 2005 1,557 9.00 2006 1,644 9.50 2007 1,773 10.25 2008 1,946 11.25 2009 2,076 12.00 2010 2,163 12.50 2011 2,206 12.75 2012 2,249 13.00 2013 2,336 13.50 2014 2,379 13.75 2015 2,465 14.25

Comment: Source:

Minimum Wage per hour is calculated on the basis of a 40-hours week (173 hours per month)

Internet:

http://www.dol.govt.nz/er/pay/minimumwage/

Departement of Labour

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WSI Minimum Wage Database USA Minimum Wage

valid from 01.01.1981 01.04.1990 01.04.1991 01.10.1996 01.09.1997 24.07.2007 24.07.2008 24.07.2009

Dollar (USD) on per hour 1 January 3.35 1990 3.80 1991 4.25 1992 4.75 1993 5.15 1994 5.85 1995 6.55 1996 7.25 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Dollar (USD) Dollar (USD) per month per hour 580 3.35 657 3.80 735 4.25 735 4.25 735 4.25 735 4.25 735 4.25 822 4.75 891 5.15 891 5.15 891 5.15 891 5.15 891 5.15 891 5.15 891 5.15 891 5.15 891 5.15 891 5.15 1,012 5.85 1,133 6.55 1,254 7.25 1,254 7.25 1,254 7.25 1,254 7.25 1,254 7.25 1,254 7.25

Comment:

Minimum Wage per hour is calculated on the basis of a 40-hours week (173 hours per month)

Source:

U.S. Department of Labor

Internet:

http://www.dol.gov/esa/minwage/america.htm http://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/minimum-wage-legislation-database.aspx

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WSI Minimum Wage Database US States Dollar (USD) per hour

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 1 USD =

National Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Dist. of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

01/01 2009 6.55

01/01 2010 7.25

01/01 2011 7.25

7.15 7.25 6.25 8.00 7.24 8.00 7.15 7.55 7.21 5.15 7.25 6.55 7.75 6.55 7.25 2.65 6.55

7.75 7.25 6.25 8.00 7.24 8.25 7.25 8.25 7.25 5.15 7.25 7.25 8.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25

7.75 7.35 6.25 8.00 7.36 8.25 7.25 8.25 7.25 5.15 7.25 7.25 8.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25

7.25 6.55 8.00 7.40 6.15

7.50 7.25 8.00 7.40 6.15

7.50 7.25 8.00 7.40 6.15

7.05 6.90 6.55 6.85 6.55 7.15 7.50 7.15 6.55 6.55 7.30 6.55 8.40 7.15 7.40

7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.50 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.30 7.25 8.40 7.25 7.40

7.25 7.35 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.50 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.40 7.25 8.50 7.25 7.40

6.55

7.25

7.25

6.55 6.55 8.06 6.55 8.55 7.25 6.50 5.15

7.25 7.25 8.06 7.25 8.55 7.25 7.25 5.15

7.25 7.25 8.15 7.25 8.67 7.25 7.25 5.15

01/01 01/01 2012 2013 7.25 7.25 no Minimum Wage 7.75 7.75 7.65 7.80 6.25 6.25 8.00 8.00 7.64 7.78 8.25 8.25 7.25 7.25 8.25 8.25 7.67 7.79 5.15 5.15 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 8.25 8.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 no Minimum Wage 7.50 7.50 7.25 7.25 8.00 8.00 7.40 7.40 6.15 6.15 no Minimum Wage 7.25 7.35 7.65 7.80 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.50 7.50 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.70 7.85 7.25 7.25 8.80 8.95 7.25 7.25 7.40 7.75 no Minimum Wage 7.25 7.25 no Minimum Wage 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 8.46 8.60 7.25 7.25 9.04 9.19 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 5.15 5.15

01/01 2014 7.25

01/01 2015 7.25

2015 in Euro 5.46

7.75 7.90 6.25 8.00 8.00 8.70 7.25 8.25 7.93 5.15 7.25 7.25 8.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25

7.75 8.05 7.50 9.00 8.23 9.15 7.75 9.50 8.05 5.15 7.75 7.25 8.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25

5.83 6.06 5.65 6.77 6.19 6.89 5.83 7.15 6.06 3.88 5.83 5.46 6.21 5.46 5.46 5.46 5.46

7.50 7.25 8.00 7.40 6.15

7.50 8.00 9.00 8.15 6.50

5.65 6.02 6.77 6.13 4.89

7.50 7.90 7.25 7.25 7.25 8.25 7.50 8.00 7.25 7.25 7.95 7.25 9.10 7.25 8.00

7.65 8.05 8.00 7.25 7.25 8.38 7.50 8.75 7.25 7.25 8.10 7.25 9.25 7.25 9.00

5.76 6.06 6.02 5.46 5.46 6.31 5.65 6.59 5.46 5.46 6.10 5.46 6.96 5.46 6.77

7.25

8.50

6.40

7.25 7.25 8.73 7.25 9.32 7.25 7.25 5.15

7.25 7.25 9.15 7.25 9.47 8.00 7.25 5.15

5.46 5.46 6.89 5.46 7.13 6.02 5.46 3.88

0.7527 Euro

Source: US Department of Labour Internet: http://www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/america.htm http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/31/business/economy/miniwage.html?_r=0

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WSI Minimum Wage Database Working Time Regular working hours or average collectively agreed working hours

Europe Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Estonia France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Turkey United Kingdom

Outside of Europe

per week per month 38.1 165 40.0 173 40.0 173 40.0 173 40.0 173 35.1 152 38.0 165 40.0 173 40.0 173 39.0 169 40.0 173 40.0 173 40.0 173 40.0 173 37.6 163 40.0 173 38.3 166 39.0 169 40.2 174 40.0 173 38.1 165 45.0 195 38.1 165

per week per month Argentina Australia Brazil Canada Japan Korea New Zealand USA

44.1 38.1 50.8 40.0 40.0 52.2 40.0 40.0

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WSI Minimum Wage Database Development of national consumer prices in % to the previous year Belgium Estonia France Germany Greece Ireland Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Portugal Slovakia Slovenia Spain

2000 2.5 4.0 1.7 1.4 3.2 5.6 2.6 1.0 3.2 2.4 2.3 2.9 12.0 8.9 3.4

2001 2.5 5.7 1.6 2.0 3.4 4.9 2.5 1.4 2.7 2.9 4.2 4.4 7.3 8.4 3.6

2002 1.6 3.6 1.9 1.4 3.6 4.6 1.9 0.3 2.1 2.2 3.3 3.6 3.1 7.5 3.1

2003 1.6 1.3 2.1 1.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 -1.1 2.0 1.3 2.1 3.3 8.6 5.6 3.0

2004 2.1 3.0 2.1 1.7 2.9 2.2 6.2 1.2 2.2 2.8 1.2 2.4 7.5 3.6 3.0

2005 2.8 4.1 1.7 1.5 3.5 2.4 6.7 2.6 2.5 3.0 1.7 2.3 2.7 2.5 3.4

2006 1.8 4.4 1.7 1.6 3.2 3.9 6.5 3.7 2.7 2.8 1.2 3.1 4.5 2.5 3.5

2007 1.8 6.6 1.5 2.3 2.9 4.9 10.1 5.7 2.3 1.3 1.6 2.5 2.8 3.6 2.8

2008 4.5 10.4 2.8 2.6 4.2 4.1 15.4 10.9 3.4 4.3 2.5 2.6 4.6 5.7 4.1

2009 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.3 1.2 -4.5 3.5 4.4 0.4 2.1 1.2 -0.8 1.6 0.9 -0.3

2010 2.2 3.0 1.5 1.1 4.7 -0.9 -1.1 1.3 2.3 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.0 1.8 1.8

2011 3.5 5.0 2.1 2.1 3.3 2.6 4.4 4.1 3.4 2.7 2.3 3.7 3.9 1.8 3.2

2012 2.8 3.9 2.0 2.0 1.5 1.7 2.3 3.1 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.8 3.6 2.6 2.4

2013 1.1 2.8 0.9 1.5 -0.9 0.5 0.0 1.1 1.7 1.4 2.5 0.3 1.4 1.8 1.4

2014 0.3 -0.1 0.5 0.9 -1.3 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.3 1.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.2

Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Hungay Poland Romania United Kingdom Turkey Australia Brazil Canada Japan Korea New Zealand USA

10.3 4.6 3.9 9.8 9.9 45.7 0.8 54.9 4.5 7.0 2.7 -0.7 2.3 2.6 3.4

7.4 3.8 4.7 9.1 5.4 34.5 1.2 54.4 4.4 6.8 2.5 -0.8 4.1 2.6 2.8

5.8 1.7 1.8 5.3 1.9 22.5 1.3 45.0 3.0 8.5 2.3 -0.9 2.8 2.7 1.6

2.2 1.8 0.1 4.7 0.7 15.3 1.4 21.6 2.8 14.7 2.8 -0.2 3.5 1.8 2.3

6.3 2.0 2.8 6.7 3.4 11.9 1.4 8.6 2.3 6.6 1.9 -0.0 3.6 2.3 2.7

5.0 3.3 1.9 3.6 2.2 9.0 2.0 8.2 2.7 6.9 2.2 -0.3 2.8 3.0 3.4

7.3 3.2 2.6 3.9 1.3 6.6 2.3 9.6 3.5 4.2 2.0 0.2 2.2 3.4 3.2

8.4 2.9 3.0 8.0 2.4 4.8 2.3 8.8 2.3 3.6 2.1 0.1 2.5 2.4 2.9

12.3 6.1 6.3 6.0 4.2 7.8 3.6 10.4 4.4 5.7 2.4 1.4 4.7 4.0 3.8

2.8 2.4 1.0 4.2 3.8 5.6 2.2 6.3 1.8 4.9 0.3 -1.4 2.8 2.1 -0.4

2.4 1.0 1.5 4.9 2.6 6.1 3.3 8.6 2.9 5.0 1.8 -0.7 2.9 2.3 1.6

4.2 2.2 1.9 3.9 4.2 5.8 4.5 6.5 3.3 6.6 2.9 -0.3 4.0 4.0 3.2

3.0 3.4 3.3 5.7 3.6 3.3 2.8 8.9 1.8 5.4 1.5 0.0 2.2 1.1 2.1

0.9 2.3 1.4 1.7 1.0 4.0 2.6 7.5 2.4 6.2 0.9 0.3 1.3 1.1 1.5

-1.4 -0.2 0.4 -0.2 0.1 1.1 1.5 8.9 2.5 6.3 2.0 2.8 1.3 1.2 1.6

Sources: Internet:

OECD, World Bank, National Sources http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/FP.CPI.TOTL.ZG http://www.inflation.eu

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WSI Minimum Wage Database Annual average Euro reference exchange rates 2014 1 Lew (BGN) = 1 Pfund (GBP) = 1 Zloty (PLN) = 1 Leu (RON) = 1 Krone (CZK) = 1 Forint (HUF) = 1 Kuna (HRK) = 1 Lira (YTL) = 1 Dollar (USD) = 1 Dollar (CAD) = 1 Peso (ARS) = 1 Real (BRL) = 1 Dollar (AUD) = 1 Dollar (NZD) = 1 Yen (JPY) = 1 Won (KRW) =

0.5113 1.2405 0.2390 0.2250 0.0363 0.0032 0.1310 0.3441 0.7527 0.6821 0.0931 0.3204 0.6794 0.6252 0.0071 0.0007

Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro

1 Euro = 1 Euro = 1 Euro = 1 Euro = 1 Euro = 1 Euro = 1 Euro = 1 Euro = 1 Euro = 1 Euro = 1 Euro = 1 Euro = 1 Euro = 1 Euro = 1 Euro = 1 Euro =

1.9558 0.8061 4.1843 4.4437 27.536 308.71 7.6344 2.9065 1.3285 1.4661 10.7452 3.1211 1.4719 1.5995 140.31 1,398.14

Lewa (BGN) Pfund (GBP) Zloty (PLN) Lei (RON) Kronen (CZK) Forint (HUF) Kuna (HRK) Liras (YTL) Dollar (USD) Dollar (CAD) Pesos (ARS) Reais (BRL) Dollar (AUD) Dollar (NZD) Yen (JPY) Won (KRW)

Source: Bundesbank

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WSI Minimum Wage Database Development of annual average exchange rates Euro reference currency of the ECB / 1 EUR = Bulgaria BGN 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Source: *For Argentina:

1.9477 1.9482 1.9492 1.9490 1.9533 1.9558 1.9558 1.9558 1.9558 1.9558 1.9558 1.9558 1.9558 1.9558 1.9558

United Kingdom

Lithuania

Poland

Romania

Czech Republic

Hungary

Croatia

Turkey

USA

Canada

Argentina*

Brazil

Australia

New Zealand

Japan

Korea

GBP 0.6587 0.6095 0.6219 0.6288 0.6920 0.6787 0.6838 0.6817 0.6843 0.7963 0.8909 0.8578 0.8679 0.8109 0.8493 0.8061

LTL 4.2641 3.6952 3.5823 3.4594 3.4527 3.4529 3.4528 3.4528 3.4528 3.4528 3.4528 3.4528 3.4528 3.4528 3.4528 3.4528

PLN 4.2274 4.0082 3.6721 3.8574 4.3996 4.5268 4.0230 3.8959 3.7837 3.5121 4.3276 3.9947 4.1206 4.1847 4.1975 4.1843

RON

CZK 36.884 35.599 34.068 30.804 31.846 31.891 29.782 28.342 27.766 24.946 26.435 25.284 24.590 25.149 25.980 27.536

HUF 252.77 260.04 256.59 242.96 253.62 251.66 248.05 264.26 251.35 251.51 280.33 275.48 279.37 289.25 296.87 308.71

HRK

TRY

USD 1.0658 0.9236 0.8956 0.9456 1.1312 1.2439 1.2441 1.2556 1.3705 1.4708 1.3948 1.3257 1.3920 1.2848 1.3281 1.3285

CAD 1.5840 1.3706 1.3864 1.4838 1.5817 1.6167 1.5087 1.4237 1.4678 1.5594 1.5850 1.3651 1.3761 1.2842 1.3684 1.4661

ARS 1.0664 0.9230 0.8950 2.9560 3.3190 3.6350 3.6280 3.8380 4.2600 4.6260 5.1920 5.1770 5.7370 5.8309 7.2550 10.7452

BRL 1.6821 2.1069 2.7896 3.4701 3.6362 3.0360 2.7333 2.6633 2.6737 2.7674 2.3314 2.3265 2.5084 2.8687 3.1211

AUD 1.6523 1.5889 1.7319 1.7376 1.7379 1.6905 1.6320 1.6668 1.6348 1.7416 1.7727 1.4423 1.3484 1.2407 1.3777 1.4719

NZD 2.0145 2.0288 2.1300 2.0366 1.9438 1.8731 1.7660 1.9373 1.8627 2.0770 2.2121 1.8377 1.7600 1.5867 1.6206 1.5995

JPY 121.32 99.47 108.68 118.06 130.97 134.44 136.85 146.02 161.25 152.45 130.34 116.24 110.96 102.49 129.66 140.31

KRW 1,267.26 1,043.50 1,154.83 1,175.50 1,346.90 1,422.62 1,273.61 1,198.58 1,272.99 1,606.09 1,772.90 1,531.82 1,541.23 1,447.69 1,453.91 1,398.14

Argentina

Brazil

Australia

New Zealand

Japan

Korea

3.6209 3.5258 3.3353 3.6826 4.2399 4.2122 4.2391 4.4593 4.4190 4.4437

7.6410 7.4820 7.4130 7.5688 7.4967 7.4008 7.3247 7.3376 7.2239 7.3400 7.2891 7.4390 7.5217 7.5786 7.6344

1.6771 1.8090 1.7865 1.9064 2.1631 1.9965 2.3378 2.3135 2.5335 2.9065

http://www.bundesbank.de/Navigation/DE/Statistiken/Aussenwirtschaft/Devisen_Euro_Referenzkurse_Goldpreise/Tabellen/tabellen_zeitreihenliste.html?id=21424 http://www.oanda.com/currency/average

Changes in the annual exchange rates in % to the previous year Bulgaria 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

0.0 0.1 -0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

United Kingdom -7.5 2.0 1.1 10.0 -1.9 0.8 -0.3 0.4 16.4 11.9 -3.7 1.2 -6.6 4.7 -5.1

Lithuania -13.3 -3.1 -3.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Poland -5.2 -8.4 5.0 14.1 2.9 -11.1 -3.2 -2.9 -7.2 23.2 -7.7 3.2 1.6 0.3 -0.3

Romania

-2.6 -5.4 10.4 15.1 -0.7 0.6 5.2 -0.9 0.6

Czech Republic -3.5 -4.3 -9.6 3.4 0.1 -6.6 -4.8 -2.0 -10.2 6.0 -4.4 -2.7 2.3 3.3 6.0

Hungary

Croatia

2.9 -1.3 -5.3 4.4 -0.8 -1.4 6.5 -4.9 0.1 11.5 -1.7 1.4 3.5 2.6 4.0

-2.1 -0.9 2.1 -1.0 -1.3 -1.0 0.2 -1.5 1.6 -0.7 2.1 1.1 0.8 0.7

Turkey

7.9 -1.2 6.7 13.5 -7.7 17.1 -1.0 9.5 14.7

USA -13.3 -3.0 5.6 19.6 10.0 0.0 0.9 9.2 7.3 -5.2 -5.0 5.0 -7.7 3.4 0.0

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Canada -13.5 1.2 7.0 6.6 2.2 -6.7 -5.6 3.1 6.2 1.6 -13.9 0.8 -6.7 6.6 7.1

-13.4 -3.0 230.3 12.3 9.5 -0.2 5.8 11.0 8.6 12.2 -0.3 10.8 1.6 24.4 48.1

25.3 32.4 24.4 4.8 -16.5 -10.0 -2.6 0.4 3.5 -15.8 -0.2 7.8 14.4 8.8

-3.8 9.0 0.3 0.0 -2.7 -3.5 2.1 -1.9 6.5 1.8 -18.6 -6.5 -8.0 11.0 6.8

0.7 5.0 -4.4 -4.6 -3.6 -5.7 9.7 -3.9 11.5 6.5 -16.9 -4.2 -9.8 2.1 -1.3

-18.0 9.3 8.6 10.9 2.6 1.8 6.7 10.4 -5.5 -14.5 -10.8 -4.5 -7.6 26.5 8.2

-17.7 10.7 1.8 14.6 5.6 -10.5 -5.9 6.2 26.2 10.4 -13.6 0.6 -6.1 0.4 -3.8

Effective January 2015

WSI Minimum Wage Database Purchasing Power Standard (PPS) Last Updated: January 2015

EUROSTAT

World Bank Minimum Wages in PPS on the basis EU = 1

Private household consumption PPS 2013

per hour in national currency

EU = 1

Belgium Germany Estonia France Greece Ireland Latvia Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Portugal Slovakia Slovenia Spain

Currency Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro Euro

Bulgaria United Kingdom Lithuania Poland Romania Czech Republic Hungary Croatia Turkey USA Canada* Argentina Brazil Australia New Zealand Japan* Korea

Lew (BGN) Pfund (GBP) Litas (LTL) Zloty (zt) Lei (RON) Krone (CZK) Forint (HUF) Kuna (HRK) Lira (YTL) Dollar (USD) Dollar (CAD) Pesos (ARS) Reais (BRL) Dollar (AUD) Dollar (NZD) Yen (JPY) Won (KRW)

* weighted average of regional Minimum Wages

2014 9.10 8.50 2.34 9.61 3.35 8.65 2.17 11.12 4.16 9.21 3.04 2.18 4.57 3.93

1.11 1.02 0.78 1.10 0.89 1.20 0.71 1.21 0.83 1.11 0.81 0.69 0.83 0.93

2.21 6.50 6.27 10.12 5.78 55.00 604.00 17.51 6.16 7.25 10.57 23.58 3.59 16.87 14.25 780.00 5,580

0.96 0.97 2.19 2.34 2.39 17.86 177.24 5.12 1.64 1.23

Private consumption PPS 2013

Minimum Wages in PPS on the basis US$ = 1

Minimum Wages in PPS on the basis of EUR

PPS US$ = 1

1 PPS EUR = 1,23 PPS US PPS EUR

US$ = 1

Belgium Germany Estonia France Greece Ireland Latvia Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Portugal Slovakia Slovenia Spain

Bulgaria United Kingdom Lithuania Poland Romania Czech Republic Hungary Croatia Turkey USA Canada* Argentina Brazil Australia New Zealand 138.3 Japan* Korea

8.21 8.31 3.00 8.75 3.76 7.21 3.05 9.16 5.04 8.29 3.74 3.14 5.50 4.20

0.89 0.82 0.65 0.88 0.73 0.96 0.40 1.00 0.67 0.89 0.70 0.57 0.68 0.77

2.30 6.68 2.86 4.32 2.42 3.08 3.41 3.42 3.76 5.87

0.78 0.78 1.78 1.92 1.93 14.86 143.64 4.15 1.32 1.00 1.29 3.31 1.79 1.54 1.57 112.26 915.18

5.64

Belgium Germany Estonia France Greece Ireland Latvia Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Portugal Slovakia Slovenia Spain

10.22 10.37 3.60 10.92 4.59 9.01 5.43 11.12 6.21 10.35 4.34 3.82 6.72 5.10

8.31 8.43 2.93 8.88 3.73 7.33 4.41 9.04 5.05 8.41 3.53 3.11 5.46 4.15

Bulgaria United Kingdom Lithuania Poland Romania Czech Republic Hungay Croatia Turkey USA Canada* Argentina Brazil Australia New Zealand Japan* Korea

2.83 8.33 3.52 5.27 2.99 3.70 4.20 4.22 4.67 7.25 8.19 7.12 2.01 10.95 9.08 6.95 6.10

2.30 6.78 2.86 4.29 2.43 3.01 3.42 3.43 3.79 5.89 6.66 5.79 1.63 8.91 7.38 5.65 4.96

Source:

Source: http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=prc_ppp_ind&la http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/PA.NUS.PRVT.PP ng=en For Argentina: http://www.economywatch.com/economic-statistics/Argentina/Implied_PPP_Conversion_Rate/#otheryears

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