Regional monthly minimum wage applied to labourers working under contracts in Vietnam will range from 2.92 million VND (125 USD) to 4.18 million VND (180 USD), depending on each region, as from January 2019.
The Government has issued Decree 157/2018/ND-CP regulating the regional monthly minimum wage for those working in businesses.
As of January 1 next year, regional minimum wage levels will be increased as follows: Region 1 – 4.18 million VND (180 USD), Region 2 – 3.71 million VND (160 USD), Region 3 – 3.25 million USD (140 USD) and Region 4 – 2.92 million USD (125 USD).
These numbers mark an increase of 160,000-200,000 VND (6.8-8.5 USD) compared with 2018.
Region 1 covers the rural and urban districts of Hanoi, HCM City, Hai Phong, Bien Hoa, Thu Dau Mot, Vung Tau city in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province and some rural districts of Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces.
Region 2 includes the remaining rural districts of Hanoi, Hai Phong, Hai Duong and Hung Yen, and some rural districts of Hung Yen province.
Region 3 comprises the remaining provincial cities, Chi Linh town and some rural districts of Hai Duong and Vinh Phuc provinces. Meanwhile, Region 4 covers the remaining localities.