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NMW Brazil 2021

Brazil rises the national minimum wage

In 2021, the national minimum wage in Brazil remained fixed at 172.6 € per month, that is 2,071 euros per year, taking into account 12 payments per year.

If we look at the minimum salary in Brazilian reals, which is the official currency in Brazil, we can see that, this year, it was 1,100 Brazilian reals and accordingly, the national minimum wage has been raised 55 Brazilian reals per month from the previous year, 5.26%. This increase is less than the CPI of 2020 which was 5.5%,and so workers, despite the raise, have lost buying power in the last year.

If we look at the ranking of the national minimum wage that we publish, Brazil is in 72 nd place, so it is among the countries with the lowest minimum salary of the 100 of the list.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) of a country is the minimum amount (lowest salary) per hour, per day, or per month that employers may legally pay to workers.

In the table that follows we show you the progression of the National Minimum Wage Brazil. You can see NMW in other countries in National Minimum Wage 2021 and see all the information about this country in Brazil economy.

Brazil - Minimum wages
DateNat. Curr. NMWNMWNMW
January 20211,100.0212.6 $172.6 €
December 2020202.7 $
January 20201,045.0260.0 $231.4 €
December 2019253.0 $
January 2019998.0257.2 $224.6 €
December 2018261.1 $
January 2018954.0288.4 $240.1 €
December 2017293.6 $
January 2017937.0288.0 $273.1 €
December 2016252.1 $
January 2016880.0222.3 $204.1 €
December 2015236.9 $
January 2015788.0296.7 $244.7 €
December 2014307.7 $
January 2014724.0306.7 $222.3 €
December 2013314.5 $
January 2013678.0331.1 $250.8 €
December 2012318.5 $
January 2012622.0333.9 $257.5 €
December 2011325.8 $
January 2011544.2327.2 $245.4 €
December 2010289.9 $
January 2010510.0292.7 $203.1 €
December 2009232.6 $
January 2009460.8199.2 $142.1 €
December 2008226.3 $
January 2008409.2230.0 $158.0 €
December 2007195.2 $
January 2007372.5174.5 $132.6 €
December 2006160.9 $
January 2006337.5144.6 $122.7 €
December 2005123.2 $
January 2005286.7108.0 $79.2 €
December 200488.9 $
January 2004253.387.5 $69.0 €
December 200378.0 $
January 2003230.065.0 $62.0 €
December 200268.5 $
January 2002195.084.3 $95.1 €
December 200176.6 $
January 2001172.888.5 $95.4 €
December 200082.5 $
January 2000147.382.4 $80.7 €
December 199975.0 $
January 1999134.0111.0 $
December 1998112.0 $
January 1998130.0116.4 $
December 1997111.3 $
January 1997120.0115.5 $
December 1996111.4 $
January 1996112.0115.3 $
December 1995109.0 $
January 1995100.0
December 1994105.3 $
January 199470.0
Brazil - Minimum wages
Brazil - Minimum wages