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Countries with the highest minimum wage in the world

Last updated on: June 05, 2014 17:32 IST
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In Luxembourg or France, if you work as an unskilled labourer in a factory, you would be making Rs 630 ($10.66) an hour or Rs 5,040 ($85.28) a day for an eight-hour shift.

There are nine countries that pay higher minimum wage compared to the US - a person makes minimum salary of $7.11 (Rs 420) an hour there, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Let’s take a look at countries that pay the highest minimum wage in the world.

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Pedetrians walk in the centre of the city of Luxembourg.

Luxembourg

Rank: 1

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $10.66

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $9.92

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 0.72 per cent

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A view shows boats along the Port de l'Arsenal near the Place de la Bastille (Bastille Square) in Paris.

France

Rank: 2

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $10.60

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $9.18

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 1.44 per cent

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The Sydney Opera House is reflected in a harbourside hotel window in The Rocks district of Sydney.

Australia

Rank: 3

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $10.21

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $9.69

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 0.52 per cent

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A modern sculpture by Belgian artist Tom Frantzen shows former Belgian King Leopold II surrounded by animals and African warriors in the park of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren.

Belgium

Rank: 4

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $9.97

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $9.83

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 0.15 per cent

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Men enjoy the afternoon sun at the Brouwersgracht canal in Amsterdam.

Netherlands

Rank: 5

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $9.48

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $9.64

Average annual increase 2003-2013: -0.17 per cent

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A woman cycles past the Coffee To Get Her restaurant near Dublin city centre which becomes a bar and club in the evenings.

Ireland

Rank: 6

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $9.01

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $7.80

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 1.45 per cent

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People buy fruits at a fruit and vegetable market in front of the Te Papa Museum in Wellington.

New Zealand

Rank: 7

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $8.62

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $6.75

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 2.48 per cent

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The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are silhouetted against the sky in London.

United Kingdom

Rank: 8

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $7.88

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $7.10

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 1.05 per cent

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Commuters make their way across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

Canada

Rank: 9

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $7.85

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $6.40

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 2.06 per cent

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The Space Needle and Mount Rainier are pictured at dusk in Seattle, Washington.

United States

Rank: 10

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $7.11

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $6.44

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 1.00 per cent

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Tourists photograph each other in the Austrian world heritage village of Hallstatt.

Austria

Rank: 11

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $6.61

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: NA

Average annual increase 2003-2013: NA

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Maiko, (apprentice geisha) perform during an annual spring dance performance at the Kaburenjo theatre in the Miyagawa district of Kyoto.

Japan

Rank: 11

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $6.61

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $5.79

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 1.33 per cent

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Statue of a dragon is seen on the dragon bridge over river Ljubljanica.

Slovenia

Rank: 13

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $6.56

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $4.81

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 3.15 per cent

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People rest on benches outside a hotel in the Red Sea resort city of Eilat, one of Israel's most popular holiday spots.

Israel

Rank: 14

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $5.31

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $5.07

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 0.48 per cent

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Buddhists pray in front of a statue of Buddha during a prayer meeting to celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha at the Jogye temple in Seoul.

South Korea

Rank: 15

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $5.22

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $3.37

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 4.48 per cent

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People visit the mausoleum where the tomb of Spain's former dictator General Francisco Franco lies in the Valle de los Caidos (Valley of the Fallen), near Madrid.

Spain

Rank: 16

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $4.76

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $4.24

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 1.16 per cent

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Ariel view of the neo-Gothic Palace of Culture.

Poland

Rank: 17

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $4.73

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $3.14

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 4.17 per cent

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A clown entertains people at central Syntagma square in Athens.

Greece

Rank: 18

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $4.56

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $5.10

Average annual increase 2003-2013: -1.11 per cent

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The sixth century Byzantinian monument of St. Sofia (Ayasofya) and the 16th century Ottoman era Blue Mosque are seen behind the Topkapi Palace.

Turkey

Rank: 19

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $4.30

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $2.94

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 3.88 per cent

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Traditional chimnies of rural houses in the Portuguese Southern province of Algarve.

Portugal

Rank: 20

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $3.99

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $3.57

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 1.13 per cent

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St. Stephens' Basilica is pictured behind a Christmas market in downtown Budapest.

Hungary

Rank: 21

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $3.92

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $3.20

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 2.05 per cent

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A view Strane pod Tatrami village from the Roma settlement below the Tatra mountains.

Slovakia

Rank: 22

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $3.29

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $1.90

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 5.61 per cent

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People enjoy the sunny spring weather as they ride a pedal-boat on the Vltava river in Prague.

Czech Republic

Rank: 23

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $3.26

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $3.16

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 0.32 per cent

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A nocturnal view of the 'Artilleria' funicular railway in the port city

Chile

Rank: 24

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $3.01

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $2.30

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 2.71 per cent

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View of Estonia's capital Tallinn.

Estonia

Rank: 25

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $2.87

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $1.87

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 4.35 per cent

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People walk in front of the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City.

Mexico

Rank: 26

Real hourly minimum wage 2013: $0.83

Real hourly minimum wage 2003: $0.82

Average annual increase 2003-2013: 0.05 per cent