Minimum Wages in Hong Kong increased to 37.50 HKD/Hour in 2019 from 34.50 HKD/Hour in 2018. Minimum Wages in Hong Kong averaged 31.94 HKD/Hour from 2011 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 37.50 HKD/Hour in 2019 and a record low of 28 HKD/Hour in 2012.

Minimum Wages in Hong Kong is expected to be 37.50 HKD/Hour by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Hong Kong Minimum Hourly Wages is projected to trend around 40.50 HKD/Hour in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Hong Kong Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.90 2.90 8.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3863.70 3867.40 3882.40 2370.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 120.60 118.50 307.70 24.90 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.60 60.70 66.50 59.50 percent [+]
Productivity 107.20 106.40 107.20 63.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 79579.00 78186.00 127765.00 15919.00 [+]
Wages 16928.00 16791.00 16928.00 10382.00 HKD/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 15008.00 14599.00 15008.00 7611.00 HKD/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 37.50 34.50 37.50 28.00 HKD/Hour [+]
Population 7.48 7.41 7.48 3.08 Million [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.90 5.60 10.40 1.90 percent [+]


Hong Kong Minimum Hourly Wages

In Hong Kong, minimum wage refers to the lowest hourly gross wage and do not include meal breaks or rest days. It was proposed in 2010, approved in 2011 and came into effect in May 2011. Prior to this, there was a fixed minimum monthly wage for foreign domestic workers (HKD 3740). This page provides - Hong Kong Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Hong Kong Minimum Hourly Wages - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
37.50 34.50 37.50 28.00 2011 - 2019 HKD/Hour Yearly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 15625.00 Sep/19
Australia 740.80 Jul/19
Brazil 998.00 Sep/19
Canada 14.00 Dec/19
China 2480.00 Apr/19
France 1521.22 Dec/19
Germany 9.19 Jan/19
India 176.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 3.94 Jan/19
Japan 874.00 Oct/18
Mexico 102.68 Jul/19
Netherlands 1635.60 Dec/19
Russia 11163.00 May/18
South Korea 8350.00 Dec/19
Spain 1050.00 Jun/19
Turkey 2558.40 Dec/19
United Kingdom 8.21 Apr/19
United States 7.25 Dec/19


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