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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 64 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
January 201213,471.0158.4 $122.4 €
December 2011134.1 $
January 201111,911.0147.5 $110.7 €
December 2010133.9 $
January 201010,606.0139.9 $97.4 €
December 2009124.6 $
January 20099,641.0124.1 $88.1 €
December 2008118.1 $
January 20088,171.0130.7 $90.9 €
December 2007121.4 $
January 20078,171.0117.7 $89.4 €
December 2006113.3 $
January 20068,171.0112.9 $95.1 €
December 200596.6 $
January 20057,295.094.3 $69.3 €
December 200486.1 $
January 20046,818.0
December 200380.9 $
January 20036,142.0
December 200270.3 $
January 20025,534.0
December 200161.2 $
January 20014,809.0
December 200063.1 $
January 20004,809.0
December 199964.5 $
January 19994,538.0
December 199870.3 $
January 19984,241.0
Kenya - Minimum wages