Asia Floor Wage
Updated with 2017 calculations
The Asia Floor Wage is a way to calculate a living wage that can be applied across all countries in Asia. By calculating the living costs across the region a wage rate is reached that would allow garment workers to earn enough lo live on in their respective countries, whilst preventing brands from moving elsewhere for lower wages.
From the Asia Floor Wage Alliance, and alliance partners
A regional calculation of a living wage is necessary in order to ensure workers receive a decent wage. The Asia Floor Wage calculates a floor level that no wage in Asia should drop below.
Across Asia governments set minimum wage levels which companies are obliged to comply with. However in every garment producing country the Asia Floor Wage Alliance works in the minimum wage levels fall far below a wage a person could live on. All figures are for a monthly salary.
Updated with 2015 calculations