Minimum Wage – Vanuatu

The current minimum wage in Vanuatu is VT41,947 per month in 2023. It became valid on 1 September 2019.
  • Valid on March 2023
  • The amounts are in Vanuatu Vatu (Vt).

Per hour Per month (40 hours p/w) Per month (44 hours p/w)
National Minimum Wage
Minimum wage with effect from 1 September 2019 Minimum Wages - last checked - 31/12/2022
VT220 VT38,134 VT41,947


Vanuatu has a government-mandated minimum wage. No worker in Vanuatu can be paid less then this mandatory minimum rate of pay.
Employers in Vanuatu who fail to pay the Minimum Wage may be subject to punishment by the government of Vanuatu.

Wages per month are calculated as 4.33 times if a weekly wage is defined. It is calculated as 4.33 times the standard hours per week if an hourly wage is given.

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