NMW Kenya 2012

Kenya rises the national minimum wage

In 2012, the national minimum wage in Kenya remained fixed at 122.4 € per month, that is 1,469 euros per year, taking into account 12 payments per year.

If we look at the minimum salary in Kenyan shilling, which is the official currency in Kenya, we can see that, this year, it was 13,471 Kenyan shilling and accordingly, the national minimum wage has been raised 1,560 Kenyan shilling per month from the previous year, 13.1%. This increase is less than the CPI of 2011 which was 19.7%,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, Kenya is in 65 nd place, so it is among the countries with the lowest minimum salary of the 92 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 Kenya. You can see NMW in other countries in National Minimum Wage 2012 and see all the information about this country in Kenya economy.

Kenya - Minimum wages
DateNat. Curr. NMWNMWNMW
201213,471.0158.4 $122.4 €
201111,911.0147.5 $110.7 €
201010,606.0139.9 $97.4 €
20099,641.0124.1 $88.1 €
20088,171.0130.7 $90.9 €
20078,171.0117.7 $89.4 €
20068,171.0112.9 $95.1 €
20057,295.094.3 $69.3 €
Kenya - Minimum wages