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Labour cost

Measures hourly wage cost for skilled industrial workers in a country's major urban areas (see Method & data)

Rank

Country

USD per hour (0.00 12.00)

1

India

1.38

2

Philippines

1.60

3

Bangladesh

2.05

4

Cambodia

2.05

5

Pakistan

2.25

6

Vietnam

2.26

7

Egypt

2.83

8

Morocco

3.00

9

Tunisia

3.52

10

Colombia

3.69

11

Ukraine

3.78

12

Romania

4.03

13

Belarus

4.58

14

China

4.68

15

Thailand

4.71

16

Indonesia

4.78

17

Bulgaria

4.91

18

Iran

4.98

19

South Africa

5.13

20

Costa Rica

5.38

21

Hungary

5.70

22

Chile

6.00

23

Mexico

6.03

24

Kazakhstan

6.12

25

Argentina

6.23

26

Malaysia

6.45

27

Brazil

6.96

28

Poland

7.36

29

Czech Rep

8.42

30

Slovakia

8.65

31

Russia

8.83

32

Turkey

9.49

33

Saudi Arabia

9.89

34

Lithuania

9.89

35

Estonia

10.17

Updated: May 2014

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