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NMW China 2020

The minimum wage goes up in China

In 2020, the national minimum wage in China remained fixed at 281.3 € per month, that is 3,376 euros per year, taking into account 12 payments per year.

If we look at the minimum salary in Chinese yuan, which is the official currency in China, we can see that, this year, it was 2,200 Chinese yuan and accordingly, the national minimum wage has been raised 700 Chinese yuan per month from the previous year, 46.67%. This increase is greater than the CPI of 2019 which was 4.5%, so workers have gained buying power in the last year.

If we look at the ranking of the national minimum wage that we publish, China is in 51 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 China. You can see NMW in other countries in National Minimum Wage 2020 and see all the information about this country in China economy.

China - Minimum wages
DateNat. Curr. NMWNMWNMW
January 20202,200.0316.0 $281.3 €
December 2019217.1 $
January 20191,500.0218.2 $190.5 €
December 2018216.1 $
January 20181,430.0219.6 $183.2 €
December 2017207.1 $
January 20171,400.0201.6 $191.3 €
December 2016191.1 $
January 20161,270.0196.1 $179.9 €
December 2015200.7 $
January 20151,250.0201.5 $165.9 €
December 2014182.3 $
January 20141,120.0185.0 $134.2 €
December 2013166.2 $
January 20131,030.0165.3 $125.3 €
December 2012137.8 $
January 2012870.0138.2 $106.6 €
December 2011111.4 $
January 2011720.0109.1 $81.6 €
December 2010100.4 $
January 2010680.099.6 $69.1 €
December 200982.0 $
January 2009560.082.1 $59.0 €
December 200861.9 $
January 2008430.059.0 $40.0 €
December 200796.0 $
January 2007730.093.5 $71.0 €
December 200680.3 $
January 2006640.079.3 $67.2 €
December 200570.8 $
January 2005580.070.1 $51.5 €
December 200465.9 $
January 2004545.065.9 $52.2 €
December 200356.2 $
January 2003465.056.2 $53.6 €
December 200256.2 $
January 2002465.056.2 $63.8 €
December 200152.6 $
January 2001435.052.6 $56.5 €
December 200049.8 $
January 2000412.049.8 $49.5 €
December 199948.3 $
January 1999400.048.3 $
December 199837.4 $
January 1998310.037.3 $
December 199735.0 $
January 1997290.035.0 $
December 199632.5 $
January 1996270.032.5 $
December 199528.7 $
January 1995240.028.4 $
China - Minimum wages
China - Minimum wages