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February/March 2020

WageIndicator hits milestone: 140 countries

WageIndicator has added the largest part of the Arab world to its array of websites. Featuring 140 country websites, WageIndicator now almost encompasses three-quarters of the world's countries. The 15 newest additions are:
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WageIndicator Data Academy starts in Indonesia

The Indonesian WageIndicator team, responsible for and the Gajimu Garment project, has set up WageIndicator Data Academy. They did so in close collaboration with the international WageIndicator team and the Trade Union Rights Centre (TURC). The first group of students consists of interviewers who conduct Decent Work Check surveys in Indonesian garment factories. The WageIndicator Data Academy is scheduled to start in March 2020.

New minimum wages

All minimum wage updates can be found in our Minimum Wages News section.
Look up your minimum wage

What does Bernie Sanders earn?

  • Annual: USD 564,000
  • Monthly: USD 47,000
  • Weekly: USD 10,846
  • Daily: USD 2,169

Updated living wages all over the world

  • Vietnam: USD 255 - USD 376 per month
  • China: USD 423 - USD 647 per month
  • Austria: USD 1,741 - USD 2,085 per month
How much should a standard family (2 adults and 2 children) in your own country earn to make a decent living? Learn more about our updated living wages in 76 countries. For your convenience, these wages are available in euros, US dollars and the national currency.
New Projects

Mapping collective agreements of palm oil plantations

In the Indonesian region of West Kalimantan, WageIndicator aims to improve labour rights in the palm oil value chain. For this pilot project, a database containing collective agreements will be set up, which can provide valuable data to address and mitigate labour rights risks.

Decent Wage Bangladesh, Phase 1

Together with Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), WageIndicator plans to gain insight in actual wages, the Cost of Living and collective agreements in Bangladesh. In this way, both partners want to strengthen the say of trade unions through improved collective agreements


By uncovering the unpaid activities that increasingly underlie paid employment as a source of 'value' creation in the labour market, ResPecTMe will generate a novel scientific perspective which breaks the paid/unpaid distinction.
Labour Law

Platform workers' rights added to Decent Work Check

WageIndicator is currently aiming to systematically gather knowledge on the platform economy to achieve improvements. Its results on platform workers' rights can be now found through the Decent Work Check on the Indian and the Dutch websites. Funding is provided by Instituut Gak.

Great clauses in Spanish agreements

The collective agreement of Kupelan Kentucky is currently one of the few agreements in Europe which contains clauses regarding platform workers. The collective agreement of Babé y Cía provides for a premium for hardship work (working conditions that are particularly heavy or dangerous).

90+ new collective agreements online

Decent Work Check updates

All hyperlinks refer to the English versions of the Decent Work Check.

New publications by WageIndicator

WageIndicator Foundation collects, compares and shares labour market information through online and offline surveys and research. Its national websites serve as always up-to-date online libraries featuring (living) wage information, labour law and career advice, for employees, employers and social partners. In this way, WageIndicator is a life changer for millions of people around the world. To learn more, visit or your national website.
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