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NMW New Zealand 2022

The minimum wage goes up in New Zealand

In 2022, the national minimum wage in New Zealand remained fixed at €2,156.3 per month, that is 25,876 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 3,575 New Zealand dollars and accordingly, the national minimum wage has been raised 156 New Zealand dollars per month from the previous year, 4.56%. This increase is less than the CPI of 2021 which was 6%,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, New Zealand is one of the countries with the highest minimum salary of the 101 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 2022 and see all the information about this country in New Zealand economy.

New Zealand - Minimum wages
DateNat. Curr. NMWNMWNMW
20223,575.0$2,444.9€2,156.3
20213,419.0$2,459.6€2,013.1
20203,224.0$2,174.6€1,936.0
20192,951.0$1,716.7€1,730.2
20182,805.8$1,631.3€1,665.2
20172,708.3$1,599.1€1,786.7
20162,621.7$1,516.9€1,646.5
20152,535.0$1,469.8€1,632.9
20142,448.3$1,689.2€1,460.7
20132,372.5$1,611.2€1,478.7
20122,318.3$1,515.5€1,385.2
20112,242.5$1,467.5€1,303.8
20102,199.2$1,312.7€1,110.5
20092,145.0$1,115.7€886.7
20082,047.5$1,572.1€1,076.3
20071,906.7$1,343.4€1,018.3
20061,746.3$1,195.4€1,011.2
20051,627.8$1,172.5€862.6
20041,538.3$1,008.7€799.4
20031,453.6$761.5€727.7
20021,375.8$572.5€648.5
20011,330.2$588.3€629.8
20001,291.8$673.0€667.3
19991,213.3$641.3
19981,213.0$707.2
19971,213.0$857.8
New Zealand - Minimum wages
New Zealand - Minimum wages