Minimum Wages in Central Asian Countries 2017


When speaking about Central Asian countries, I'm referring to the five former Soviet Union member states - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The total population of these countries is about 70 million. Recommended reading: Population changes in the former Soviet Union, also see: Minimum wages in Central Asia 2013 As it has been already 4 years since my latest article about minimum wages in Central Asian countries, I decided to take a fresh look and compare. 4…

Minimum Wages in the Former Soviet Union: A Look at 2013


The former Soviet Union was a vast region that encompassed a number of countries with distinct cultures, economies, and political systems. In 2013, the region was still recovering from the economic and political upheavals of the previous decades, and minimum wages varied widely across the countries that made up the former Soviet Union. Previously I have already measured and compared minimum wages in Baltic states, Caucasus and Central Asia. All of these once were a part of the Soviet Union.…

Minimum Wages in Central Asia: A Look at the Region's Low Wage Rates


Central Asia is a region that consists of five countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The region has a diverse economy, with industries ranging from agriculture to oil and gas production. However, the issue of minimum wage is one that affects workers across all sectors. Minimum wages in Central Asia vary from country to country. In Kazakhstan, the current minimum wage is 42,500 tenge per month, which is roughly equivalent to $99 USD. In Kyrgyzstan, the…