Wages in Bangladesh

published 24-11-2017 09:25, last modified 24-11-2017 11:48
Benchmarks on what constitutes a living wage in Bangladesh differ. The current minimum wage (5.300 taka) is only 27% of the average of these estimated living wages.

Global Living Wage Alliance (2016)

Wage Indicator Foundation (2016)

CPD & Berenschot (2013)

Asia Floor Wage Alliance (2017)

BDT 16,460 (Dhaka)
BDT 13,630 (satellite cities)

> BDT 12,200

< BDT 18,000

BDT 17,786

BDT 37,661

Current wages would have to almost
triple to reach living wage standards.

Current wages would have to double to triple to reach living wage standards.

Current wages would have to triple to reach living wage standards.

Current wages would have to septuple to reach living wage standards.

CPD & Berenschot (2013) Estimating a Living Minimum Wage for the Ready Made Garment Industry in Bangladesh.