Which Country Guarantees the Highest Minimum Wage to the Average?

Minimum Wage (As % of Gross Wage) (%), 2017 or latest
Labour | December 12, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 25 countries in 2017, Albania ranked the highest in Minimum Wage (As % of Gross Wage) with 49.0% followed by Greece and Poland. On the other end of the scale was USA with 24.9%, Ukraine with 32.8% and Spain with 35.3%.

Data for more countries are available at Minimum Wage (As % of Gross Wage) indicator page.

Minimum Wage (As % of Gross Wage) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Albania % 54.8% 56.3% 56.4% 52.4% 47.0%
Belgium % 42.9% 42.6% 42.5% 42.1% 42.1%
Brazil % ... ... ... ... ... ... 34.3% 44.0% 44.3% 43.8% 42.9% ... ...
Bulgaria % ... ... 35.0% 39.7% 40.0% 41.4% 43.3% ...
Costa Rica % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 42.2% 40.4% 39.4% 41.4% 41.7% ...
France % 47.5% 48.6% 48.1% 48.1% 48.0%
Germany % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 46.0%
Greece % 51.5% 41.9% 45.6% 45.9% 46.9%
Hungary % 32.1% 37.4% 38.6% 39.9% 42.5%
Latvia % 62.7% 61.6% 58.8% 39.7% 45.9%
Poland % 39.0% 41.2% 43.3% 44.6% 46.0%
Portugal % 40.8% 41.9% 40.7% 41.3% 42.8%
Romania % 33.0% 32.8% 35.7% 38.1% 40.6% ...
Serbia % ... ... 45.6% 47.4% 44.4% 40.6% 41.2%
United Kingdom % ... ... 34.5% 38.0% 37.0% 36.7% 40.1%