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Highest and lowest minimum wages around the world – how does Australia stack up?

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HC Online | 28 Apr 2014, 10:49 AM Agree 0
The minimum wage is a hot topic globally, with the Swiss looking to potentially overtake Australia at the top of the table. Check out which countries have the world’s highest and lowest minimum wages.
  • Sue H | 29 Apr 2014, 12:11 PM Agree 0
    This is all well to look at the raw numbers - particularly in the top 10 countries. It needs to be looked at in relative terms
    a) What is the relative cost of living in these countries? How does the minimum wage relate to this? Is it a "livable" minimum wage or is it creating a class of "working poor"
    B) What proportion of the population in these countries are on the minimum wage?
  • Matthew | 21 Sep 2015, 10:05 AM Agree 0
    Yes you have to look at the cost of living but look at the poorest countries in the world they are all featured here and are all third world countries !! It's so sad I can't see these countries ever getting out of their situation !!
  • | 29 Jun 2016, 05:32 PM Agree 0
    Perhaps the people in power/wealth in these countries by not increasing their minimum wage don't spread the wealth around much. Which keeps them impoverished.
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