Food essentials in Hong Kong cost 24 per cent of the minimum wage. Photo: Felix Wong Food essentials in Hong Kong cost 24 per cent of the minimum wage. Photo: Felix Wong
Food essentials in Hong Kong cost 24 per cent of the minimum wage. Photo: Felix Wong

24 per cent of Hong Kong minimum wage needed for basic groceries, 81 per cent in the Philippines

  • A survey ranks countries on the proportion of the minimum wage needed to buy food essentials
  • The best are the UK, Ireland and Australia, at 7 per cent; the worst are the Philippines, at 81 per cent, and Nigeria, at 194 per cent

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Food essentials in Hong Kong cost 24 per cent of the minimum wage. Photo: Felix Wong Food essentials in Hong Kong cost 24 per cent of the minimum wage. Photo: Felix Wong
Food essentials in Hong Kong cost 24 per cent of the minimum wage. Photo: Felix Wong
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