22% Minimum Wage Increase in Mexico (for 2022)

Mexico’s business leadership and government have agreed to a 22% increase to the daily minimum wage for 2022. It is the largest wage hike since President Lopez Obrador has been in office. To date, his administration has raised the minimum wage as follows:

– 16% in 2019
– 20% in 2020
– 15% in 2021

In monetary terms, the latest increase will move Mexico’s minimum wage to 260.34 pesos ($12.15) per day in the northern border zone, and 172.87 pesos ($8.07) per day across the remainder of the Country.

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