Your country minimum job wage?

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Hello,

In this forum there are sooo many people from sooo many different countries. Please tell your country and minimum job wage? We buy and sell in IM world almost all time in $, so tell your opinion and your country situation, is for example $100 is much or not , what can you buy from this sum of money? All countries are different ,economic also..

Let's say I am from Lithuania, In my country minimum job wage is about $300. Economic is really pure and with this monthly wage is hard to live ... the bottle of bear cost 1$ and the bread costs $1.5.. To rent the flat (very very simple flat) with all utility service costs about $200. Hard to live ,hard ...

Please share your country situation
#country #job #minimum #wage
  • Profile picture of the author swexpert12
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  • Profile picture of the author crissie
    Just under €500 in Portugal.
    NZ$13.50 per hour in New Zealand.
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      In Britain the minimum wage is about $8.50 per hour.
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      • Profile picture of the author redarrows
        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        In Britain the minimum wage is about $8.50 per hour.
        not true minimum wage is £8.50 = $12.80
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          Originally Posted by redarrows View Post

          not true minimum wage is £8.50 = $12.80
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          ArE yOu SuRe?
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    • Profile picture of the author Taniwha
      Originally Posted by crissie View Post

      Just under €500 in Portugal.
      NZ$13.50 per hour in New Zealand.
      *Soon to be* WELCOME TO NZ!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hlatky
    US is $7.25 per hour, but it varies by state.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    In Florida, U.S. - hourly minimum wage is $7.67 which is slightly higher than the federal which I believe is still $7.25. It varies from state to state.

    Rent in my area is anywhere from $600 for a 1 bedroom to an average of $1200 for a 3 bedroom house. There are some options for low income housing.

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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Mike, I was typing at the same time. Didn't mean to sound redundant...lol.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    The thing is most countries have high living standards & low incomes.
    Here in California its $8.50 an hour, so to get buy on that income, you
    Would need someone to split the rent with & some Gov. Aid.
    Most jobs here don't pay min. Wage though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    In the UK, the statutory minimum wage is currently £6.08 per hour, which is $9.43 at today's exchange rate, for workers aged 21+. It'll go up very slightly in October.

    (I think everyone would agree that the high overall cost of living here, including accommodation, food, transport, and so on, is such that $9 in the US is actually worth quite a bit more than the same amount here. Although £1 is about $1.50, most "general shopping" actually compares pretty closely on a direct £ for $ basis.)
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankMiller
    I just read an article suggesting the US should bump up their minimum wage from $7.55 to $10. I don't think that would solve the problems like they hope.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jillian W
      Originally Posted by FrankMiller View Post

      I just read an article suggesting the US should bump up their minimum wage from $7.55 to $10. I don't think that would solve the problems like they hope.
      The minimum where I'm at is $8/hr but it would be interesting if they really do decide to increase the wage to $10/hr

      I feel like the problem is more of the lack of job availability than the actual pay that since most places are laying people off and cutting back..
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by FrankMiller View Post

      I just read an article suggesting the US should bump up their minimum wage from $7.55 to $10. I don't think that would solve the problems like they hope.
      I don't know what you mean by "the problems", but obviously the only problem the minimum wage was designed to address would indeed be hugely alleviated. Wage earners could actually come much closer to meeting their basic physical needs.

      Without wage earners, entrepreneurs wouldn't exist, except as owners of their own jobs, who'd have to try to find time for marketing between fixing plumbing problems, scrubbing floors and toilets, greeting customers, and whatever else needs doing. Kind of takes the fun out of it.

      So paying wage earners a living wage shouldn't be contingent on demonstrating that it would solve a variety of problems; it should be done because not doing so is indecent to the people that make it possible for the Wal Marts of the world to function at all.

      Walmart isn't going to shut down their stores if they have to give their workers 30% more, but it might save them the trouble of offering classes to their full time workers on how to apply for government assistance programs, which conveniently shifts the cost of doing business from Wal Mart's shoulders to the shoulders of the taxpayers, who make up the fat difference between what Wal Mart pays, and what full time workers need just to live.
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  • Profile picture of the author jficarro
    Great post. Please try to include hourly and average monthly if possible.

    Friend in Ukraine just graduated University... First job pays $300/month She almost took one for 150/month.

    Associate in Indonesia - college educated.... $600 a month (pretty good there). Rent was 75/ a month for a room (no A/C or private bathroom)

    This is important and interesting information. Aside from the business implications, some of us that are already established are planning on moving around. For a living, all I need is a great internet connection and someone to help with the banking issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author DMCAPROS
    Here in Arizona it's $7.25 for normal jobs, but anyone who works for tips only get's $4.25.
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  • Profile picture of the author HN
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    I 've been paying my models $10 about €8 an hour. Looks like min. in Estonia is slightly higher than in Lithuania.

    Here's the stats for European countries
    Eurostat - Data Explorer

    Estonia:
    area: 44,000km2
    population: 1.3 million
    min wage €190
    4 room flat €100 - €200
    gasoline €1.33
    Internet: WiFi is FREE (lightning fast cable is $24/mo)
    Mobile internet from $1 per month. Mobile internet covers 110% of county, including forests, bogs, coastline and even extends a few miles into the sea.
    The free internet is almost everywhere in larger cities. And we have 4 places that qualify for a city. Tallinn being the largest with population of half million.

    There is at least one product created in Estonia that everyone has heard of - SKYPE.

    My last day job paid $600/mo back in 1998. I haven't had a day job since then.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    $7.25/hour in USA.
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    • Profile picture of the author Elle Holder
      I'm in Ontario, Canada. Minimum wage in Canada depends on what province you live in.

      Where I live it's $9.60 per hour for students (or under 18) and $10.25 for adults. I think there has been talk of raising it again.
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      • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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        Well here on the Moon it is three moon rocks per hour, but the sky's the limit if you want to jump up the ladder (due to lack of atmosphere). On the downside, entertainment - although free - is the same every night . . . the Earth on widescreen.

        I have heard through the intergalactic grapevine that it's 5 rings a day on Saturn but I think they've only upped the rate temporarily because it's Olympics year.
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        • Profile picture of the author glowworm
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          Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

          Well here on the Moon it is three moon rocks per hour, but the sky's the limit if you want to jump up the ladder (due to lack of atmosphere). On the downside, entertainment - although free - is the same every night . . . the Earth on widescreen.

          I have heard through the intergalactic grapevine that it's 5 rings a day on Saturn but I think they've only upped the rate temporarily because it's Olympics year.

          Brilliant.

          What time is the next shuttle
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          • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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            Originally Posted by glowworm View Post


            Brilliant.

            What time is the next shuttle

            Not another Moonie. I'm fed up of answering the door to them.
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        • Profile picture of the author Tim_Carter
          Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

          Well here on the Moon it is three moon rocks per hour, but the sky's the limit if you want to jump up the ladder (due to lack of atmosphere). On the downside, entertainment - although free - is the same every night . . . the Earth on widescreen.

          I have heard through the intergalactic grapevine that it's 5 rings a day on Saturn but I think they've only upped the rate temporarily because it's Olympics year.
          Hard to live on that when a Pangalacticgargleblaster costs two moon rocks.
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      • Profile picture of the author KamilZora
        Yeah, its annoying the more you make the more your taxed makes me mad :<

        Originally Posted by Elle Holder View Post

        I'm in Ontario, Canada. Minimum wage in Canada depends on what province you live in.

        Where I live it's $9.60 per hour for students (or under 18) and $10.25 for adults. I think there has been talk of raising it again.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivan4443
    Your country minimum job wage-> Bulgaria-> about 140-150 euro per month
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenBernard
    I live in NY, the minimum wage here is 7.25 but I think its going up
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  • BC Canada $10.25 per hour.
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  • electricity/gas is about $250 per month
    cheapest rent is about $750 per month
    Internet is about $75 per month
    Gas/petrol is $1.27 per litre
    Car insurance varies wildly. My car is about $75 per month where as my motorbike is about $300 per month

    Food is insane. A loaf a bread is like five bucks. I saw four corn on the cobs for five bucks. I don't drink so I don't know how much beer is. I don't smoke but I think it is about $10 per pack

    I wouldn't even consider trying to live off of min. wage. That is a dead end street. Besides there are no jobs anyways.
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    • Profile picture of the author jficarro
      Originally Posted by Resale Rights Ninja View Post

      electricity/gas is about $250 per month
      cheapest rent is about $750 per month
      Internet is about $75 per month
      Gas/petrol is $1.27 per litre
      Car insurance varies wildly. My car is about $75 per month where as my motorbike is about $300 per month

      Food is insane. A loaf a bread is like five bucks. I saw four corn on the cobs for five bucks. I don't drink so I don't know how much beer is. I don't smoke but I think it is about $10 per pack

      I wouldn't even consider trying to live off of min. wage. That is a dead end street. Besides there are no jobs anyways.
      I assume you are talking about Canada? I thought you all were in good shape? Bread $5??? I guess you can't believe ANYTHING you hear in the news anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Philippines has around $228/month as minimum wage or P9,576 / month

    A newly married couple both having jobs that pays minimum would be like this.

    Total gross income - P19,152
    Net (less Tax, SSS, Philihealth) - P15,352 / $365.42

    Expenses:
    House rental - 4500 / $107
    Electric (TV, Fridge, Electric fan) - P800 / $19
    Water - P250 / $5.9
    Internet/Cellphone - P999 / $23.78
    Transportation - P1,920 / $45.71
    Food - P3,500 / $83.33
    LPG - P150 / $3.5
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    Total expenses - P11,119 / $264.73
    Excess/savings - P3,233 / $76.97

    The above computation is for working class newly-wed couple....
    You can live in luxury for $2,500/month

    And I'm glad not being an employee anymore...

    My monthly expenses is around $1,800 but still good because I have no monthly housing rental. That includes all bills and tuition/allowance of 4 college students...

    BTW, gas price is $4.9/gallon
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  • Profile picture of the author goindeep
    In Australia the minimum wage is not set as a be all and end all for all workers. It's calculated based on award rates for different sectors and industries which is covered by scales. Those scales are based off of hourly rates which is usually based off of the particular task at hand, so in other words they grade what you do by scale and volume and specialty.

    As per fairwork.gov.au "Australia's minimum wage is $15.96 per hour or $606.40 per week. Generally, employees in the national system shouldn't get less than this."

    Now how that works in terms of the cost of living? Well most would say we are the lucky country and our problems are only first world. Tell most blue collar workers that and you will cop a swift jab to the face in most cases.

    You can go out and buy milk, bread, coffee, tea, sugar, rice etc for under $20 but try telling your kids they are gonna eat rice and coffee for breakfast! The cost of fuel is relatively cheap as compared with some places in the EU. ATM unleaded fuel costs about $1.29 per liter, but then you have to take into account the size of our country and that we travel much further distances for work and travel unlike in the EU.

    Ciggies and booze are priced through the roof because of high taxes. For example if you want a pack of smokes it will cost you between $15-$20 depending on the size and style and a six pack of beer will cost approximately $15.00. Electronics are priced pretty high (higher than US) with a new laptop costing between $700 and $1,200 depending on make and model.

    And going out to eat at an average sort of place where you wont get a glass of beer thrown at your skull and where you also don't have to have some pompous toffy sucker waiter pouring you a glass of wine as if he has something stuck up his you know what will cost you between $20 and $40 for a steak, chips and salad.

    -Andrei
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    • Profile picture of the author Adie
      Originally Posted by Andrei Rotariu View Post


      Ciggies and booze are priced through the roof because of high taxes. For example if you want a pack of smokes it will cost you between $15-$20 depending on the size and style and a six pack of beer will cost approximately $15.00. Electronics are priced pretty high (higher than US) with a new laptop costing between $700 and $1,200 depending on make and model.

      -Andrei
      A pack of Marlboro costs under $1 USD in Philippines
      1 case of San Miguel Beer (24 bottles) costs around $14 USD.

      Cheap cost of living, low salary... and still I am very lucky to be an IMEr....
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      • Profile picture of the author fin
        I lived in Australia for a year.

        From my experience, the rent, groceries and transport were the same as the UK, except you guys get 100x more in wages lol.

        I think normal basic workers were getting something like $18-20. At the time that was about double the UK minimum wage.

        But 125ml bottles of juice were about £2-2.5 compared to £1 in UK.

        Basically, if you never left your house apart from to jump on a bus and buy standard groceries you'd be rich.

        Decide to buy a bar of chocolate or go on a night out and you need a second mortgage lol.
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      • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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        Originally Posted by Adie View Post

        A pack of Marlboro costs under $1 USD in Philippines
        1 case of San Miguel Beer (24 bottles) costs around $14 USD.

        Cheap cost of living, low salary... and still I am very lucky to be an IMEr....
        But we don't all fancy living in the Philippines my friend.

        Also, try not to quote substantial posts when your only replying with a line or two. There's no need.
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        • Profile picture of the author Adie
          Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

          But we don't all fancy living in the Philippines my friend.

          Also, try not to quote substantial posts when your only replying with a line or two. There's no need.
          Sorry for the quote, I edited..

          This thread is all about cost of living and not convincing another one to live in one's country. I myself is a little bit tired of living here honestly so no need to say that.... I never said you must live here because of cost of living....
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          • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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            Originally Posted by Adie View Post

            Sorry for the quote, I edited..

            This thread is all about cost of living and not convincing another one to live in one's country. I myself is a little bit tired of living here honestly so no need to say that.... I never said you must live here because of cost of living....
            Who's tryng to convince?

            Irrespective of the cheap cost of living and wage structure, it's not for some . . . no matter what the country.
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      • Profile picture of the author goindeep
        Originally Posted by Adie View Post

        A pack of Marlboro costs under $1 USD in Philippines
        1 case of San Miguel Beer (24 bottles) costs around $14 USD.

        Cheap cost of living, low salary... and still I am very lucky to be an IMEr....
        Yeah... well...

        You also have a terrorist organization their called MILF... are they serious?
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        • Profile picture of the author Adie
          Originally Posted by Andrei Rotariu View Post

          Yeah... well...

          You also have a terrorist organization their called MILF... are they serious?
          Nope... I heard they are at the mountains.. You know only the news/media people are the ones who knows them well..

          There are bad people in every corner of the world and always believing in news is not productive at all...
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        • Profile picture of the author Tim_Carter
          Originally Posted by Andrei Rotariu View Post

          Yeah... well...

          You also have a terrorist organization their called MILF... are they serious?

          Milf means something else here. See American Pie for reference.
          Now that is a great organization!
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          • Profile picture of the author fin
            Originally Posted by Tim_Carter View Post

            Milf means something else here. See American Pie for reference.
            Now that is a great organization!
            Mother I'd like to fornicate with?:confused:
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            • Profile picture of the author azmanar
              Originally Posted by DotComBum View Post

              In Singapore there is no min. job wage as required by Law.
              Originally Posted by ariefrizkyr View Post

              I'm from Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia and the minimum job wage here is $161.38 per month and there are also another provinces which are not set minimum wages.
              Originally Posted by Adie View Post

              There are bad people in every corner of the world and always believing in news is not productive at all...
              Originally Posted by Connie Lim View Post

              Hi, I'm Connie from Malaysia.
              The minimum job wage is at RM900 (USD300) and RM800 (USD267) per month for the peninsula and east Malaysia has announced on 1st May 2012.
              Hi Neighbours !

              As Connie mentioned, the minimum wage in Malaysia is US$300. It was just implemented a few months ago. Mostly referring to remote areas for low end jobs in farms, small factories, sundry shops and etc.

              In the cities, no one will accept such wage even for low end jobs. Entry level low-end would be about $400 or so. But they had to share uncomfortable accommodations, eat at stalls and/or stay with their parents. Several days before end of the month, they are normally out of cash already.

              For entry level youngsters with degrees, the wage is very fluid. Depends on the company they're working for. I'd say from $600 to $900. Still, they have to stay with friends, albeit a bit more comfortable. But mostly would stay with their parents or relatives.

              An office clerk ( no degree ) with 5 years experience can demand at least $800 to $1,000 monthly wage. A long-haul truck driver can demand $1,000 or more. So, you can guesstimate the rest - Accountant, Engineers & etc ( 5yrs ) $2,000 or so.

              Minimum monthly expenses in Kuala Lumpur:
              City suburb low end apartment 2 rooms => $200
              Travel expenses => $200
              Food => $200

              In the most expensive city, i.e. Johor Bharu ( Singapore's neighbour ), minimum cost would be 20% more or even more.

              Primary to Secondary Education is Free in Malaysia. Citizens pay a minimum of $0.30 ( 30 cents ) each time to get medical attention and medicines in Government Hospitals.

              If the cost of living ( which affects cost of doing business ) in Malaysia increases further, then we can no longer compete with China, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines. Game over for Malaysia in terms of trade to Europe, US, Oz and Japan. To stay in business, we have to be innovative and stay efficient.

              Originally Posted by Chrisbroholm View Post

              In Denmark;

              Minimum Salary for adults will be way above $2,500 a month. We do have really high taxes and the cost of living is also high. I'm a student, and my small dorm room will cost me more than $500 alone.

              Oh well, at least we get free education and healthcare.
              Hi Chris,

              Despite the cost of living, I heard that Danes are the happiest people on earth. Terrific halal dairy products !

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              Mother I'd like to fornicate with?:confused:
              You can always visit Wikipedia for another version than American Pie.
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  • Profile picture of the author acebingo2006
    in the US and A, it's 7.25
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  • Profile picture of the author grabdavid
    AU min wage is $21 per hour.
    Most people in IM, SEO, web dev get paid about $35 per hour
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  • Profile picture of the author wordpressmania
    I am from Bangladesh, In my country minimum job wage is about $200.With this monthly wage is hard to live ... To rent the flat (very very simple flat) with all utility service costs about $100. Hard to live......

    As a web developer It did not affect my living as I earn around 4 figure per month. But I realize people are just living here not enjoying their life. They live for living...Seems no hope. The political situation and Economic situation is going worse. ...Need to do something but not sure how......
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    10.43 here wher i live
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  • Profile picture of the author freebuys
    Well,that's great and I'm from Bangladesh which is situated in Asian subcontinent .Our country economy is not good and very law .In my country minimum job wage only 150$ and its not sufficient for living in life.There are so many unemployment problems in my country.
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  • Europe is going crazy these days with prices, VAT, taxes and the rest of it.

    I've been meaning to pack up and go somewhere tropical for years... but I just love food here way too much ;p
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  • Profile picture of the author WebDomain
    Ukraine - minimal official job wage about - $140
    average job wage about $300
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    This thread is a good read for someone who's planning to have a tour around the world. Good initiative, OP.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adie
      Originally Posted by contentwriting360 View Post

      This thread is a good read for someone who's planning to have a tour around the world. Good initiative, OP.
      Maybe yes, but not all countries having low cost of living are recommended for travelers.

      Cost-wise, I'll stay here, but pleasure-wise, I'll travel..
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        Originally Posted by Adie View Post

        Maybe yes, but not all countries having low cost of living are recommended for travelers.
        It depends on the purpose of traveling. If it's about adventure and landing one's foot on never-before-seen places, some travelers don't even care about the price. If it's just purely about leisure with consideration to budget, certain factors must be considered, too.
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          Originally Posted by contentwriting360 View Post

          It depends on the purpose of traveling. If it's about adventure and landing one's foot on never-before-seen places, some travelers don't even care about the price. If it's just purely about leisure with consideration to budget, certain factors must be considered, too.
          I love to travel like everyone else and that is exactly my ultimate goal...I am writing my first novel (3 series) and planning to stay at least 2 weeks in japan to complete the last book... maybe this December...This is an ultimate advantage as an IMEr's.. we can make money wherever we go...
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            Originally Posted by Adie View Post

            I love to travel like everyone else and that is exactly my ultimate goal...I am writing my first novel (3 series) and planning to stay at least 2 weeks in japan to complete the last book... maybe this December...This is an ultimate advantage as an IMEr's.. we can make money wherever we go...
            Wow, that sounds very exciting. How's the weather in Japan this December?
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              Originally Posted by contentwriting360 View Post

              Wow, that sounds very exciting. How's the weather in Japan this December?
              I am actually in Philippines and we are being bombarded by series of storms. The last time I was in Japan was 2 years ago (October 2009 - January 2010) and it was extremely cold in the North. I love the place though language barrier with locals is still a major problem...
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      • Profile picture of the author richardforest90
        In this forum there are sooo many people from sooo many different countries. Please tell your country and minimum job wage? We buy and sell in IM world almost all time in $, so tell your opinion and your country situation, is for example $100 is much or not.same in india is around $300 average salary per month!
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      • Profile picture of the author ericwt
        I live in Belize, Central America. My farm manager makes about $350 US a month. Unskilled labor can be had for about $200 US a month. I have no idea what the minimum wage is.

        Cheap labor is not always cheap, in fact it can be expensive.

        Cost of living? Depends on your lifestyle. You can live like the natives for real cheap. Now if you want things like refrigerators, air conditioning, running water, electricity and drive a car your expenses go up. Way up.

        A US lifestyle will cost you more in Belize than it does in the USA. Paradise does have a price.

        Fascinating thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    In Singapore there is no min. job wage as required by Law.
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    I am from the Philippines. We normally don't base it on per hour but per day (8 hours). If I assume to base it on per hour, the minimum wage of an ordinary worker would be roughly 1.5 USD/hour.

    My wife is a Government Elementary teacher and she is receiving a gross salary of 480 USD per month.

    Talking about the Internet expenses here, the leading internet providers here are PLDT, Smart and Globe. These internet providers vary their internet service cost, but roughly you need to pay $25 a month for a 1mbs portable wifi connection.

    Another option is to choose internet connection up to 10mbs which costs around $90 a month.

    If you wish to have a much stable and fast connection, you need to pay up to $1200 a month. This plan is ideal for serious call centers. Yet, $90 a month is appropriate only for a single user.

    Cheers,
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    • Profile picture of the author Adie
      Originally Posted by magiclouie View Post


      Another option is to choose internet connection up to 10mbs which costs around $90 a month.

      If you wish to have a much stable and fast connection, you need to pay up to $1200 a month. This plan is ideal for serious call centers. Yet, $90 a month is appropriate only for a single user.

      Louie Tugas
      I have smartbro plan 999 ($23) since 2006 and experienced no problem at all. No need to buy expensive connection unless you have bigger business. I have router and 3 other laptops inside the house and the download speed does not change. I think I'm in good hot spot...
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      • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
        Originally Posted by Adie View Post

        I have smartbro plan 999 ($23) since 2006 and experienced no problem at all. No need to buy expensive connection unless you have bigger business. I have router and 3 other laptops inside the house and the download speed does not change. I think I'm in good hot spot...
        Hello Adie, where are you in the Philippines?

        To everyone, I forgot to mention in my previous post that the cost of living varies from one city to the other.

        In my location, Iligan, Mindanao, you could have a better life if you are earning at least 350 USD/month.
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        • Profile picture of the author Adie
          Originally Posted by magiclouie View Post

          Hello Adie, where are you in the Philippines?

          To everyone, I forgot to mention in my previous post that the cost of living varies from one city to the other.

          In my location, Iligan, Mindanao, you could have a better life if you are earning at least 350 USD/month.
          I am in Batangas City and the cost of living here is actually a little bit lower than in Manila, but the quality of life is far better here. Fresh air, lots of resorts. Your internet cost is miles ahead than mine. $350/month is good especially if you are single and living outside Manila.

          Originally Posted by tomm View Post

          - Toyota Corolla costs US$35,000 (Honda Civic about the same)
          Wow, that is really expensive.
          Here, toyota altis costs around $16,000, Honda civic vtis around $19,500
          No wonder why Anderson Silva is still fighting
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          • Profile picture of the author tomm
            Originally Posted by Adie View Post

            Wow, that is really expensive.
            Here, toyota altis costs around $16,000, Honda civic vtis around $19,500
            No wonder why Anderson Silva is still fighting
            no man, altis is a bit more expensive here, it's US$42,000.

            US$35,000 is for the mid level Corolla XEI
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            • Profile picture of the author Adie
              Originally Posted by tomm View Post

              no man, altis is a bit more expensive here, it's US$42,000.

              US$35,000 is for the mid level Corolla XEI
              That's what I am saying... It cheaper here...
              No more brand new corollas here since Vios hit the market at around $15,100.
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    • Profile picture of the author Big Money
      Down south USA $7.25

      The day I turned 14 I got a job at Subway, minimum wage was $4.75 at the time. That was in 1995. I was super happy to have that job.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gonzosan
      Well I'm sure US has been done plenty by now so I'll give specifics on where I live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

      All values are per month
      My rent for a one bedroom one bath place: $635
      Water: $30
      Gas/Electric: about $40
      Internet (20MB): $30 for now but it's usually $50-60
      Car Insurance: $93
      Food/gas/fun: $800

      Extras (per month)
      Virtual Assitant from the Philippines: $500
      Other business expenses: $500
      Savings: $1000

      So I'm in the military and I make about $3600 a month which isn't much but it pays my bills and gives me enough money to invest into my businesses. My wife lives in Manila in the Philippines and that's where the "other business expenses" comes from. I'm helping her start her own shoe business and it's profitable although it's more of a slow trickle right now.

      I'm thinking of moving to the Philippines for a short while, maybe on a six month visa just to get out of the US for a bit and continue my online business from there. I know it's much cheaper, but everytime I go down there I always feel like there should be much more to that country. It's cheap, but it's not exactly bustling with great things to do.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lena
      I left Russia 12 years ago & that's exactly why... In my country its about $250-300/month
      In 2000 after working 2 years as a business lawyer I was making around $700-$850 per month. And cost of living depends on your lifestyle of course.
      Russia is a good place to visit but you do not want to live there
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    • Profile picture of the author Seemore25101
      $10.25/hr - Manitoba, Canada.

      Just like anywhere though, the price of living is higher than what you're making. The problem is they keep raising minimum so businesses need to keep raising prices so they take advantage and raise them more than they need to while they're at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Here Colorado our minimum wage is $7.64. If you live in our bigger cities, than minimum wage is not going to get the job done. In the more rural areas one can at least survive. You won't have any fun money but you'd be able to afford rent and food. As for gas and a car? That would really depend on if you have to make monthly payments etc.

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  • Profile picture of the author maricelu
    Republic of Moldova - The minimum wage in our country (75 euro) is twice smaller than in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Kosovo, three times than in Lithuania, four times than in Estonia, seven times than in Portugal, 10 times than in Greece and Slovenia , 20 times than in Belgium and Holland and 25 times than in Luxembourg.... Need I say more?

    Basic Expenses:

    Monthly Rent - $100
    Water/Gas/Electricity Bill - $100
    Internet and Phone - $20
    Bread - $0.50
    Ciggaretes - $3 (i don't smoke)
    Beer - $1 (i don't drink)

    People use to live with 75 Euro monthly mainly in villages - no monthly rent, half of the food is home-grown, less internet usage, savings, etc.

    Welcome to Moldova!
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    • Profile picture of the author Taniwha
      Originally Posted by maricelu View Post

      Republic of Moldova - The minimum wage in our country (75 euro) is twice smaller than in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Kosovo, three times than in Lithuania, four times than in Estonia, seven times than in Portugal, 10 times than in Greece and Slovenia , 20 times than in Belgium and Holland and 25 times than in Luxembourg.... Need I say more?

      Basic Expenses:

      Monthly Rent - $100
      Water/Gas/Electricity Bill - $100
      Internet and Phone - $20
      Bread - $0.50
      Ciggaretes - $3 (i don't smoke)
      Beer - $1 (i don't drink)

      People use to live with 75 Euro monthly mainly in villages - no monthly rent, half of the food is home-grown, less internet usage, savings, etc.

      Welcome to Moldova!
      If you make a success out of IM, can I be the first to visit your mansion in Moldova?
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      • Profile picture of the author maricelu
        Originally Posted by Taniwha View Post

        If you make a success out of IM, can I be the first to visit your mansion in Moldova?
        Sure...... but fyi.... it's not Maldive
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      • Profile picture of the author Adie
        Originally Posted by Taniwha View Post

        If you make a success out of IM, can I be the first to visit your mansion in Moldova?
        I see it's in the neighborhood of Romania. I have a very close friend in Romania, a business partner and I think he is pretty familar with Moldova sa well... Seems a very good cost of living...
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    • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
      Originally Posted by maricelu View Post

      Republic of Moldova - The minimum wage in our country (75 euro) is twice smaller than in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Kosovo, three times than in Lithuania, four times than in Estonia, seven times than in Portugal, 10 times than in Greece and Slovenia , 20 times than in Belgium and Holland and 25 times than in Luxembourg.... Need I say more?

      Basic Expenses:

      Monthly Rent - $100
      Water/Gas/Electricity Bill - $100
      Internet and Phone - $20
      Bread - $0.50
      Ciggaretes - $3 (i don't smoke)
      Beer - $1 (i don't drink)

      People use to live with 75 Euro monthly mainly in villages - no monthly rent, half of the food is home-grown, less internet usage, savings, etc.

      Welcome to Moldova!
      Wow, we have almost the same basic expenses.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomm
    In Brazil minimum wage is about US$350/month(plus some benefits) for 44hours/week schedule

    the thing is, Brazil is a very expensive country. Example:

    - Toyota Corolla costs US$35,000 (Honda Civic about the same)
    - 2 bedroom apartment(60 square meter) costs about US$150,000 in big cities or about US$100,000 in smaller cities, rent is about US$900/month
    - anything electronic(like laptops, computers, tv, audio, mobile, etc) you can expect to pay 2x the price in the US for the exact same model
    - hotel about US$100/night
    - MC Donalds you can expect to spend US$8~9 (Big Mac, fries, soda)
    - Simple restaurant about US$15
    - 10mbps internet about US$70/month
    - haircut US$15~20

    So you need at least US$2,000/month to live a simple life
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    Here in my country, there is no minimum wages. Generally for unskilled labor, the wage started from USD 60/month and for skilled and educated employees, It is started from USD 150/month. For varsity graduate the salary is around 2.5-3 USD/hour in starting.
    The deviation is really high and it's affect the living cost as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arief Ramadhan
    I'm from Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia and the minimum job wage here is $161.38 per month and there are also another provinces which are not set minimum wages.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kukelka
    Thanks Warriors for so many comments ! Read all comment's and find so usefull and interesting information !
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    I have learned a lot of information here.... Thanks for this kind of post... I normally do not read all comment but this thread forced me to read all comments...
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    I am from BANGLADESH,
    around $200 average salary per month!
    But there are many who earns below this average.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pakblogger2012
    I live in Pakistan and here average salary is even less than 300 $ /month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Connie Lim
    Hi, I'm Connie from Malaysia. Just registered as a member I'm here to learn and share.

    The minimum job wage is at RM900 (USD300) and RM800 (USD267) per month for the peninsula and east Malaysia has announced on 1st May 2012.

    In Malaysia, we can still go to hawker store to have our dinner. A plate a noodle cost USD1.50 and a cup of coffee cost USD0.50......it has increased 20% if compared with 2-3 years ago.

    For a fine dinning, for 2 persons, normally will cost above USD50.

    I'm happy living in Malaysia
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  • Profile picture of the author jaypoole
    Don't forget also the effects of taxation. Some countries have a flat rate tax system where you pay a % of your earned income from the very first penny earned. Other countries including the Uk where I am, have a tax allowance that gives everyone at least the first part of their salary free of tax (In the UK this is about £7.5k per year that you can earn without having to pay tax or national insurance contributions).
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  • Profile picture of the author Chrisbroholm
    In Denmark;

    Minimum Salary for adults will be way above $2,500 a month. We do have really high taxes and the cost of living is also high. I'm a student, and my small dorm room will cost me more than $500 alone.

    Oh well, at least we get free education and healthcare.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adie
      Originally Posted by Chrisbroholm View Post

      In Denmark;

      Oh well, at least we get free education and healthcare.
      Does free education includes College?
      Places I want to visit someday (if given chance)
      Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, and France
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      • Profile picture of the author Chrisbroholm
        Originally Posted by Adie View Post

        Does free education includes College?
        Places I want to visit someday (if given chance)
        Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, and France
        Yes. I'm starting my BA in English on August 31st and not only is it free I also get about $1,000 a month in grants from the government.
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        • Profile picture of the author Adie
          Originally Posted by Chrisbroholm View Post

          Yes. I'm starting my BA in English on August 31st and not only is it free I also get about $1,000 a month in grants from the government.
          So it means all people there finished college? You have a good system...I'm jealous..
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      • Profile picture of the author vikingmarketer
        Originally Posted by Adie View Post

        Does free education includes College?
        Places I want to visit someday (if given chance)
        Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, and France
        Remember if you are a considered a pretty strong drinker in your country, you are still minor league in Denmark
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Wonderful America here we are at around $2,500 per month!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Originally Posted by EPoltrack77 View Post

      Wonderful America here we are at around $2,500 per month!
      In what part of America is minimum wage $2,500 per month? In the United States, to make $2,500 a month working at minimum wage, you'd have to work about 86 hours a week.
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    • Profile picture of the author LarryC
      Originally Posted by EPoltrack77 View Post

      Wonderful America here we are at around $2,500 per month!
      Not really. The average minimum wage in the U.S. is around $7.25/ hour. Based on a 40 hour week, that would be $1160/month before taxes.

      The highest minimum wage here is in San Francisco - $10.24/hour. But even that's only $1638/month. And the cost of living there is astronomical; the average rent is well over $1,000/month.
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  • Profile picture of the author vikingmarketer
    I'm from Denmark as you might have noticed.

    The minimum hourly wage for people over 18 is a bit hard to set, but around 16,87USD maybe a little more.

    Oh and the prices are really freaking steep also so this isn't a lot of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author volkansen
    Turkey : Minimum wage $415 / month
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  • Profile picture of the author Andres1986
    I'm from Argentina, and here minimum wage is about $500. But of course that's only when you are working with "all papers in order". If not, payment can be much lower.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Ray
    In the United States, it depends on the state and sometimes, the city...

    List of U.S. minimum wages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Martin
    In Canada, we go by province.

    I live in Ontario, and our minimum wage is $10.25/hour.
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    • Profile picture of the author Quickhelper
      Originally Posted by Alanis Morissette View Post

      In Canada, we go by province.

      I live in Ontario, and our minimum wage is $10.25/hour.
      Not sure if someone mentioned it yet, I scanned the thread real quick. I am from British Columbia, Canada, and we have the same, $10.25/hour minimum wage.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trev81
    e8.65 in Ireland from where I hail (e being the euro symbol)

    $15 or so in Australia where I currently live.
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  • Profile picture of the author ImWendy
    Here in Washington state, the minimum wage is $9.04 an hour. Rents around my neck of the woods is $600+ for a cheap piece of crap apartment or mobile home to $1100+ for a decent 3 bedroom apartment or house. I live in a military town so the average wage is about $3500 a month, which doesn't include military housing and subsistence allowances. They vary depending on pay grade.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I live in DFW Dallas Fort Worth, My rent is 850 a month, electric is about 250 a month water is about 30, cable is 60 a month, phone and internet is 130 a month. Gas is 335 a gallon as of today,

    Milk is about 5.00 a gallon for good milk, eggs 2.50 a dozen, again for good eggs, I buy organics and so forth, bread is, Sit down for this, but the bread I buy is over 4 bucks a loaf, I buy orawheat.

    I am a Nurse I make about 65,000 a year or more or close to 30 dollars an hour with overtime. I also do internet marketing and make anywhere from a broad standpoint of 200 a week to 2,000 a week. If I miss one letter in my marketing or seo it can make a huge change.

    Don't have a truck payment my truck is paid off but it is a 2002 f150 4 door with all the bells which I love and worth about 9100.

    I pay 10 bucks a month for my checking account, 10 bucks a month for my hosting, I have two autoresponders, getresponse and aweber, aweber is about 50 and get I just started get so its 15.

    Man I laid out here more than my ex wife knows lmao, but maybe that will give you a better idea.
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    Oh forgot one good thing, I also use listwire which is free and houses alot of my members.
    Now I feel better lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adie
      Originally Posted by hustlinsmoke View Post

      Oh forgot one good thing, I also use listwire which is free and houses alot of my members.
      Now I feel better lol.
      ..and what listwire has to do with this thread?
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      • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
        It went in my post it has to do with what I pay for and the only thing I get free, Oh I do get smart remarks from ones like you free.
        Originally Posted by Adie View Post

        ..and what listwire has to do with this thread?
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  • Profile picture of the author J50
    Full time employment (40 hours a week) in the UK, is around £1,000 a month before tax. But I think your first £9,500 is tax free now, with the latest budget release.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kragsig
    2750 dollar is the minimum wage per month in Denmark and 17,16 dollar is the minimum wage per hour; But after tax it's only the half you get to yourself and everything in Denmark are very expensive.
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    • Profile picture of the author vikingmarketer
      Originally Posted by Kragsig View Post

      2750 dollar is the minimum wage per month in Denmark and 17,16 dollar is the minimum wage per hour; But after tax it's only the half you get to yourself and everything in Denmark are very expensive.
      Alright that sounds insane, which salary is still that low here in DK?

      The only ones I know who is around that is people who is under education.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kragsig
        Originally Posted by PAP View Post

        Alright that sounds insane, which salary is still that low here in DK?

        The only ones I know who is around that is people who is under education.
        Cannot remember the page i just googled yesterday.. And yes it's a very low wage..
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        • Profile picture of the author jago25
          I think it's important to compare what the wage actually compares to living costs. I think monthly rent is a good comparison for that. Can people include that as a rough guide?

          UK:
          €1,244.42/month (EU stat)
          £6.08/hr

          Rent:
          >£1500 London
          Perhaps >£650 outside of London.

          So with £6hr & £650/month it's ~100hours a month to break even, or 26 hours work before you can start earning something to pay for everything else. The working week limit is about 40 hours so you've got 24 hours or ~£145 a week to pay for all your bills and everything.

          It's hard on minimum wage. Really hard.

          But in Argentina it's harder.

          Take a doctor. Might earn $1200USD/month in the capital. Again at least half of that again will go on rent. The difference is that you've studied 10 years to qualify and get there, that's the difference between Arg & UK.

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          Here's the wikipedia reference. I don't think it tells the whole story but it's a useful rough guide.
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  • Profile picture of the author LukeDavenport
    Yeah its $7.25 in USA most states
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
    Here in India there is no such thing as minimum wage.

    There is a printing company in my city a few streets away which employes young guys in their 20s to do some designing work such as business cards and invitations. The company pays him $50-$60 per month. YES PER MONTH! And he doesn't complain. He travels 2 hours per day from a village to come here to work.
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    • Profile picture of the author redarrows
      looks like there ant much money around unfortuntly.
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  • Profile picture of the author pavels
    In Latvia it's about 250 USD after all of the taxes. This is considerably smaller then the living wage.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    Where I come from, the minimum monthly wage is around (approximately) 160 bucks. Just to give you some references, the price for 1 liter of gasoline is $1.6, a pack of cigars $3.4, and a box of 3 high-quality condoms $1.8.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomYevsikov
    Israel's minimum job wage is about $5.50 per hour.

    a bottle of beer(carlsberg) vosts $2.5

    bread osts $2, monthy rent (3 bedrooms avg) costs $900.

    hmmm, a pack of cigarettes (palmal) is now $5.25..

    income tax for minimum wage is 11%.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamieSEO
    Min in Australia is about $2,400 per month. Rent will usually set you back at least $800-$1,000 per month if renting yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author LarryC
      Originally Posted by JamieSEO View Post

      Min in Australia is about $2,400 per month. Rent will usually set you back at least $800-$1,000 per month if renting yourself.
      That sounds incredibly high. The Australian dollar isn't that different from the U.S. dollar and rents here are comparable to what you quoted. But the minimum wage in most states is only about half of yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author foomenow
    I live in the SF Bay Area, rent's are outta control & I'm losing my spot as somebody is willing to pay $200.00 more per month!, not happy as now I have too shift & very hard to find a decent place to live!, too many people & not enough land!, not sure what the wage is as I'm on disability, but I think it's around 8 bucks depending what state your in!
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    No such thing as a minimum wage rate in India.

    Delhi costs
    Pizza Hut meal for two $20-30
    Meal for two in a five star without alcohol $75-150
    3 bed room apartment in an upper middle class area $1000-1500+

    However
    Typical salary for an upper middle class family of four $100,000-200,000 per annum
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      this double posted i think sorry.
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  • Profile picture of the author andrewkar
    Poland (I'm from Poland) 329 euro (more or less $450)
    Czech Republic 324 euro,
    Slovakia - 308 euro, w
    Estonia - 278,
    Bulgaria - 117.
    Ireland 1499 euro (Second place in Europe after Luxembourg, 1673 euro),
    Holland - 1398 euro,
    UK - 1207,
    Spain - 633.

    I live in UK and Poland but I'm not going to talk about costs of living in UK because other done that already but I can say something about Poland.

    Electricity bill every two months: $50 (keep in mind that I do not watch TV, no video games, etc. only laptop and PC for about 18 hours a day).

    Gas bill: $15 every month

    Car insurance: $300 a year (with 60% discount for non collision driving, and because of enigine 1.9 TDI Diesel)

    Internet, mobile Internet and TV bill: $30 a month

    Mobile phone and another mobile Internet bill: $30 a month

    Food: about $300-$500 a month (no eating out, hookers and buzz included!)

    Rent: $150 a month.

    Fuel: about $100 a month

    Private Health and life insurance: $100 a month.

    That's basics for me. I don't spend much, but I know people who are easily spend 5x what I do so...

    Now, where is Polish minimal wage with this basics? And I'm counting this only for myself! If I add my girlfriend, costs will get at least 60% higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author mickel222
    I'm from the Netherlands and minimum wage here is €9/hour (working 40 hours a week) and €10/hour (working 36 hours a week).

    Which would be around €1500 per month.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarah23
    UK is £6.08 per hour, going up this month
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    Work Like a Slave Eat Like a King.

    PS: The glass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
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    3$ per hour
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  • I'm from Denmark and our minimum job wage is:

    DKK = 103,17kr./Hour

    USD = $17,77/Hour

    Very interesting to see the different minimum job wages! :-)

    BTW: Keep in mind we have one of the highest taxes in the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    India. Minimum wage rate doesn't exist.
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  • Profile picture of the author run
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia. There seems no minimum because the gov rarely care about this except when having demonstration. Yet, it rarely happen here beside garment factory workers.

    The salary is average about $150/month, but there are over 1, 000s of beer garden and drinking places reside in this small city. The wage seems to be low but full of people inside the entertainment places every night.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaposzta
    In Hungary, the minimum wage is $420 per month, about $2.5 per hour.
    The tax is roughly 34% of your salary, but it includes a health insurance that virtually covers everything (except dental treatment), and it also includes your contribution to your pension (which is about 60-70% of your salary, after 40 years of work).

    As a senior accountant, my net salary is about $950 per month plus benefits (free public transport, free cell phone, $60 for food, free gym).

    The prices are quite high, but the food and the services are much cheaper than in Western Europe.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    About $210 is the minimum in Romania. The prices in supermarkets are comparable with what you'd find in Germany, for example, but services are much cheaper. And chicks are hotter. :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Originally Posted by Lucian Lada View Post

      About $210 is the minimum in Romania. The prices in supermarkets are comparable with what you'd find in Germany, for example, but services are much cheaper. And chicks are hotter. :rolleyes:
      Is that per month?

      You must live like a king lol
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      • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        Is that per month?
        Sadly, yes.

        But that's the minimum, anyway.

        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        You must live like a king lol
        Where I live, which is the second biggest city in Romania (I think), with $2000 one can rent a 2-bedroom apartment in a good neighborhood, eat only out (or order in), go out every night (if the liver can take it, anyway), and take only the cab.

        But few people ever reach that salary threshold. In fact, if you're not into sales, IT or a judge/prosecuting attorney, you might never have such a salary.
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        • Profile picture of the author fin
          Originally Posted by Lucian Lada View Post

          Sadly, yes.

          But that's the minimum, anyway.



          Where I live, which is the second biggest city in Romania (I think), with $2000 one can rent a 2-bedroom apartment in a good neighborhood, eat only out (or order in), go out every night (if the liver can take it, anyway), and take only the cab.

          But few people ever reach that salary threshold. In fact, if you're not into sales, IT or a judge/prosecuting attorney, you might never have such a salary.
          That is definitely the first stop on my European tour lol
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  • Profile picture of the author moosag
    Great thread OP! Kudo's to everyone sharing.

    I am shocked that our beloved nation has not made the list South Africa

    Wikipedia: R1,041 per month for farm workers in urban areas and R989 a month in rural areas; for domestic workers employed more than 27 hours per week it ranges from R1,067 a month to R1,167 a month[23]

    PS: South Africa & Africa in general is a different cup of tea altogether

    Big country!

    Basics:

    SA RAND USD
    Monthly Rent R 2,000.00 $211
    Electricity R 1,500.00 $158
    Internet and Phone R 1,000.00 $158
    Bread R 15.00 $2
    Ciggaretes R 40.00 $4
    Beer R 15.00 $2
    Fuel per litre R 13.50 $1.42
    Bottom Range brand new car R 100,000.00 $10,526
    Private Security R 500.00 $53
    Private healthcare (Married Couple) R 2,000.00 $211
    Water Free (It's Africa )


    3 Large Cities (Johannesburg (Gauteng), Cape Town, Durban)
    JHB the largest and where most of the money making activities happen.

    Wikipedia Reference:
    Although Gauteng (JHB) is the smallest of South Africa's nine provinces—it covers a mere 1.4% of the country's total land area—the province is responsible for a third of South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP).[6] Gauteng generates about 10% of the total GDP of sub-Saharan Africa and about 7% of total African GDP.[7]

    - We travel long distances for work (crappy public transport)
    - Government everything sucks. Hence you need private healthcare and security ( you don't want to go to a GVT hospical trust me )
    - Crime big problem
    - Cost of living has been shooting up year on year (corruption & stupidity plus global slowdown causing sky rocketing pricing)


    Its like the wild "south" out here

    We got everything. From maritime to rhino poaching to Mining and supplying 90% of the world's platinum.

    PS: Internet & IM tiny here. Small broadband penetration. Majority of the people are in poverty or I would say below the breadline.

    It's like paradise GTA style on tik
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    • Profile picture of the author Gonzosan
      Pretty amazing how so many countries have such low salaries around the world. I remember talking to my wife and asking her about how much she would make per month if she got a job versus starting her own business. She said she would be making about 11,000 pesos per month which is about $269 as of this writing.

      So with my help she's making nearly double what she was making before and she can start making money with a business she wants to start.
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  • Profile picture of the author Radium
    Here in Finland we don't have a general minimum wage. The minimum wage depends on the condition agreement of the field you work on.

    However, the general beginner salary you often hear about is 7,50€ (9,60$) per hour, which makes 1200€ (1460$) per month. Of course there are many jobs that pay a lot less. An apprentice could receive as less as 900€ (1155$) per month. After taxes that won't be anywhere near enough for a living.

    The price of a bread starts from 1,50$ and gasoline is about 2$ per liter. A small bottle of Coke is 2,30$, with a return of 0,25$. A small one room apartment around the capital city would have a rent of 750$/mo. If you don't mind slightly lower quality, you might be lucky to find one for 640$/mo!

    And the taxes here make sure that you won't get rich.
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  • Profile picture of the author devonm
    Maybe $9.75 or a little more in SK, Canada for adults.Housing is going up because of all of the oil here in SK and people coming back from Alberta because of this province turning into a "Have-Province" from what it was before. You may have to find some people to split housing costs with them to stay in a good house. I was just damn lucky to get a Lawyer and Doctor and Scientist Quality house by a stroke of "luck" and not get a dump. God Himself had looked out for me. That is a mega story. Ask me about it if it piques your curiosity.
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  • Profile picture of the author tayuyaa
    In france the minimum wage is €9,43/h or €1430,22/mo which is around $12,20/h or $1840/mo.
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  • Profile picture of the author seosoldier
    In California it's now $8 an hour. But it costs more to live here!
    In the USA the Federal min. wage is $7.25 so if your state pays less than that or has no min. set up then that is your min. wage.

    Some jobs are exempt from minimum wage law, and can be paid an hourly wage that is lower then the Federal Minimum Wage under certain circumstances.
    • Employees who receive tips (such as waitresses) can be paid less then the Minimum Wage so long as the tips they receive add up to more then the minimum wage every hour
    • Employees working at seasonal establishments like summer camps may sometimes be paid less then the Federal Minimum Wage
    • Workers under the age of 18 may receive sub-Minimum Wage pay for a training period of up to 90 days
    • Some institutions like nonprofits and universities may obtain a certificate to pay workers under the minimum wage
    Obama has said he'll raise the min. wage to $9/hour. But since he's a lying sack of crap, I wouldn't hold my breath...
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