In 2019, the national minimum wage in Uruguay remained fixed at 404.9 € per month, that is 4,859 euros per year, taking into account 12 payments per year.
If we look at the minimum salary in Uruguayan pesos, which is the official currency in Uruguay, we can see that, this year, it was 15,000 Uruguayan pesos and accordingly, the national minimum wage has been raised 1,570 Uruguayan pesos per month from the previous year, 11.69%. This increase is greater than the CPI of 2018 which was 8%, so workers have gained buying power in the last year.
If we look at the ranking of the national minimum wage that we publish, Uruguay is in 42 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 Uruguay. You can see NMW in other countries in National Minimum Wage 2019 and see all the information about this country in Uruguay economy.