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NMW New Zealand 2020

The minimum wage goes up in New Zealand

In 2020, the national minimum wage in New Zealand remained fixed at 1,936 € per month, that is 23,232 euros per year, taking into account 12 payments per year.

If we look at the minimum salary in New Zealand dollars, which is the official currency in New Zealand, we can see that, this year, it was 3,224 New Zealand dollars and accordingly, the national minimum wage has been raised 273 New Zealand dollars per month from the previous year, 9.25%. This increase is greater than the CPI of 2019 which was 1.9%, so workers have gained buying power in the last year.

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

New Zealand - Minimum wages
DateNat. Curr. NMWNMWNMW
January 20203,224.02,174.6 $1,936.0 €
December 20191,716.7 $
January 20192,951.01,980.4 $1,730.2 €
December 20181,631.3 $
January 20182,805.81,991.3 $1,665.2 €
December 20171,599.1 $
January 20172,708.31,884.5 $1,786.7 €
December 20161,516.9 $
January 20162,621.71,793.7 $1,646.5 €
December 20151,469.8 $
January 20152,535.01,976.3 $1,632.9 €
December 20141,689.2 $
January 20142,448.32,014.7 $1,460.7 €
December 20131,611.2 $
January 20132,372.51,961.4 $1,478.7 €
December 20121,515.5 $
January 20122,318.31,809.5 $1,385.2 €
December 20111,467.5 $
January 20112,242.51,723.8 $1,303.8 €
December 20101,312.7 $
January 20102,199.21,595.5 $1,110.5 €
December 20091,115.7 $
January 20092,145.01,247.3 $886.7 €
January 20082,047.51,572.1 $1,076.3 €
January 20071,906.71,343.4 $1,018.3 €
January 20061,746.31,195.4 $1,011.2 €
January 20051,627.81,172.5 $862.6 €
January 20041,538.31,008.7 $799.4 €
January 20031,453.6761.5 $727.7 €
January 20021,375.8572.5 $648.5 €
January 20011,330.2588.3 $629.8 €
January 20001,291.8673.0 $667.3 €
January 19991,213.3641.3 $
January 19981,213.0707.2 $
January 19971,213.0857.8 $
New Zealand - Minimum wages
New Zealand - Minimum wages