Living Wage Series - French Polynesia - September 2020 - In XPF, per Month

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The Living Wage is based on the concept that work should provide an adequate income to cover the necessary living costs of a family. WageIndicator uses prices from the Cost of Living database that is the biggest data source for cost of living worldwide. The Living Wage is an approximate income needed to meet a family’s basic needs including food, housing, transport, health, education, mandatory deductions and other necessities.

The following table details the expenditure and income needs for the three commonly occurring family household compositions.

Expenditure and Living Wage calculation (monthly rates in XPF)

  Typical family Standard family Single-adult
  from-to from-to from-to
Family size 4.0 4 1
Food expenses 40366-46682 40366-46682 10092-11671
Housing expenses 84200-116300 84200-116300 54200-58600
Transport expenses 6203-7217 6203-7217 3102-3609
Healthcare expenses 9567-11959 9567-11959 2392-2990
Education expenses 11959-13753 11959-13753 0
Drinking water expenses 8073-8073 8073-8073 2018-2018
Clothing expenses 2018-2018 2018-2018 505-505
Phone tariff (60 minutes) 1196-1407 1196-1407 598-704
5% extra expenses 8179-10370 8179-10370 3645-4005
Total cost of living 171761-217779 171761-217779 76552-84102
Earners per family 1.5 1.8 1
Net Living Wage 114507-145186 95423-120988 76552-84102
Mandatory payroll deductions 5725-7259 4771-6049 3828-4205
Gross Living Wage 120200-152500 100200-127000 80400-88300

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Living Wages in Context (monthly rates in XPF)

The statutory Minimum Wages are laid down in laws or government regulations and therefore constitutes both a worker's rights and an employer's obligation. By contrast Living Wages are not prescribed by law and can therefore not be legally enforced. Instead, Living Wages provide a benchmark for employers who voluntarily commit to pay wages according to the local living standards.
WageIndicator presents Living Wages jointly with Minimum Wages, aiming to raise awareness concerning the remaining differences in levels. Living Wages are presented in context with other wage indicators. Prevailing wages of workers in low-, medium-, and high-skilled occupations are obtained from the voluntary WageIndicator web survey on work and wages.

Minimum wage -
Living Wage - Single Adult 80400-88300
Living Wage - Typical Family 120200-152500
Real wage of low-skilled worker -
Real wage of medium-skilled worker -
Real wage of high-skilled worker -

Note: Table shows the lowest monthly Minimum Wage in a country, when available. Figures in the table are rounded.

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