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Complete the Salary Survey and compete for the prize of the minimum wage in the country where you work!

Lonecheck.se - Fyll i Lön Enkät Sverige och Vinn en minimilön


Compete for the weekly/monthly minimum wage of the country in which you work. Complete and submit the Salary Survey, together with you email address. Winners will not become rich, but at least you now know what it means to be dependent on the minimum wage in your country. Check the lists below:

Rules of the game
Published in English on www.wageindicator.org. the WageIndicator Foundation declares that it adheres to the code of conduct for lotteries issued by the Dutch Ministry of Justice on January 1rst 2006. Therefore Dutch law is applicable, including regulations regarding lottery tax.

How to participate
Anyone who wants to enter the prize draw for a minimum wage once each calendar year must complete and submit the salary survey with their email address before the end of the current calendar year. Multiple entries are excluded from the competition.
Employees of WageIndicator or partner organisations, members of national WageIndicator teams, their close relatives and friends are not allowed to compete, as well as minors under 16.

The prize

  • WageIndicator Foundation puts up the prize of a minimum (monthly/weekly) wage for each country where the system is online.
  • Payment of the prize money takes place in January 2011; WageIndicator Foundation takes care of the transfer costs to countries where the prize is less than € 300, in countries within Europe transfer costs are split even.
  • Not all countries are equal, where the minimum wages are relatively high, as in most EU-member states, the prize is a minimum weekly wages. That's a fair deal. The list below indicates in which countries the monthly or weekly minimum wages currently apply. If a minimum wage per month is more then € 350, the winner of the country will get a minimum wage of a week.
  • The minimum wages given are updated every calendar year on January 1rst and are the latest. Should you nevertheless find fault with any of them, please notify by giving the source of your alternative figure so that a proper assessment may be made. Such suggestions should reach the WageIndicator Foundation ultimately till December 1rst 2010. 


Country Currency In local currency In Euro
Weekly wage
Belgium Euro 320.32 320.32
Denmark Euro 540.00 540.00
Finland Euro 410.00 410.00
France Euro 310.34 310.34
Germany Euro 320.00 320.00
Italy Euro 238.00 238.00
Korea, Republic of Won 160,000.00 97.01
Netherlands Euro 324.80 324.80
Spain Euro 146.26 146.26
Sweden Krone
United Kingdom GBP 232.00 258.00
United States USD 289.61 200.88
Luxembourg Euro 378.98 378.98
Portugal Euro 109.70 109.70
Monthly wage
Angola Kwanza 8,609.00 66.63
Argentina Arg pesos 1,400.00 255.14
Armenia Armenian Dram 30,000.00 55.06
Azerbaijan AZN 50.00 41.84
Belarus Belarus Ruble 258,600.00 62.74
Botswana Botswana pula 740.43 7.63
Brazil RS 510.00 204.64
Chile Chil. peso 165,000.00 222.34
China Yuan 390.00 39.57
Colombia Col. peso 497,000.00 170.11
Czech Republic CZK 8,000.00 305.00
Georgia Lari 20.00 8.15
Guatemala Gaut. Quetzal 1,144.00 93.65
Hungary HUF 73,500.00 273.09
India RS 2,598.00 38.91
Indonesia Rupiah 500,000.00 37.00
Kazakhstan Kazakh. Tenge 13,717.00 63.29
Kyrgyzstan Kyrg. som 880.00 13.84
Malawi Mal. Kwacha 3,550.00 17.07
Mexico Mex. Pesos 1,198.33 64.57
Mozambique MZN 2,300.00 57.82
Namibia Nam. dollar 1,050.00 95.34
Paraguay Par. Guarani 1,350.00 0.20
Poland PLN 1,276.00 312.12
Russia Russian Ruble 4,330.00 100.33
Slovakia SKK
South Africa Rand 1,434.00 136.08
Tajikistan Taj. Somoni 60.00 9.52
Turkmenistan Turk. Manat 1,000.00 243.37
Ukraine hryvnias 685.00 58.74
Uzbekistan Uzbek. som 33,645.00 15.42
Zambia Zambian kwacha 268,000.00 39.59

Turkey Lira 577.01 271.22

The draw and proclamation of winners
The next draw by notary will take place on 1 January 2011. The winners will be notified by email. Their names will be made public on their national WageIndicator website with their consent.

If a winner cannot be contacted within a reasonable span of time, the notary reserves the right to draw a new winner.

The draw is final and therefore not subject to claims or correspondence disputing the outcome.

Some sources for minimum wages information: