Previously I have already measured and compared minimum wages in Baltic states, Caucasus and Central Asia. All of these once was a part of Soviet Union.

Today I'm willing to measure minimum wages in all former 15 republics of Soviet Union.

  $
Estonia 427
Lithuania 385
Latvia 379
Russia 159
Turkmenistan 154
Belarus 150
Ukraine 143
Azerbaijan 133
Kazakhstan 121
Armenia 108
Moldova 69
Georgia 54
Tajikistan 52
Uzbekistan 40
Kyrgyzstan 17

Whohoo - As seen from data above - the highest minimum wage is in Estonia - making $427 in month, while the lowest is in Kyrgyzstan making more than modest $17 per month. Difference between Estonia is 25 times. It means a Kyrgyz worker who receives minimum wage needs to work 25 month's to receive the same amount receives his counterpart worker in Estonia in one month.

Baltic states leads the table, making huge leap to it's closer Russia. Difference with Latvia for Russia is $220, while with Estonia even $268.

Why Baltic states leads the table? Well, I guess since Baltic states are really tiny economies, it's a lot easier for them to adjust minimum wage to average wage in country. I'm not sure where, but somewhere I have red that Latvia's minimum wage should respond of 68% of average wage in country.  In my opinion it's nice measurement, and who knows, maybe Baltic republics have adjusted this measurement so making it more Social equal?!

Georgia is staying behind it's counterparts in South Caucasus region,  receiving minimum wage just $54 in month. Well.. Georgia should figure out how to increase it;s minimum wage to at least $100 month ASAP.

In Central Asia, we can see that oil rich countries, like Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan has relatively close minimum wage as in Russia, while countries like Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan stays behind.

Moldova's modest $69 - hard to tell - it's similar like in Georgia - both countries aims to European Union, hard to tell - does EU needs such "poor" countries? 

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