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Minimum Wages in Emerging Countries

Our report displays minimum wages in low-cost apparel manufacturing countries in Asia, from 2015 to 2023, in local currency and US$ terms. An 8-year comparison is available in local currency terms, 2015 US$ terms, and nominal US$ terms. 

Minimum Wages in Apparel Manufacturing Countries

Minimum wages have been increased in low-income countries as of January 1st. However, when factoring in inflation, the minimum wages have shown minimal growth over the past nine years, and in some countries, they have even declined, leading to social unrest, as seen in Bangladesh. Our report presents minimum wages in low-cost apparel manufacturing countries in Asia from 2015 to 2024, both in local currency and US$ terms. Real wages have been calculated, and

Minimum Wages in Apparel Manufacturing Countries

Minimum wages have been raised dramatically in a few countries where inflation rates soared in 2022-23, resulting in sharp differences between apparel manufacturing countries. Our report displays minimum wages in low-cost apparel manufacturing countries in Asia from 2015 to 2023, in local currency and US$ terms. An eight-year comparison is available in local currency terms, 2015 US$ terms, and nominal US$ terms. Read more...

Minimum Wages in Apparel Manufacturing Countries

Minimum wages were raised in many low-cost countries in the past weeks, as a result of a stronger rise in consumer prices. Over the long term, however, real wages fell or rose very slightly, far from the commitments of Western brands and retailers. Our report displays minimum wages in low-cost apparel manufacturing countries in Asia, from 2015 to 2023, in local currency and US$ terms. An 8-year comparison is available in local currency terms,

Minimum Wages in Apparel Manufacturing Countries

Minimum wages have not been raised in most low-income countries although food and energy prices are boosted by the climate crisis and the war in Ukraine. Our report displays minimum wages in low-cost apparel manufacturing countries in Asia, from January 2015 to September 2022, in local currency and US$ terms. A 7-year comparison is available in local currency terms, 2015 US$ terms, and nominal US$ terms. Read more...