P11,700 – the average monthly wage in the Philippines – is the third lowest among 72 listed countries in the world, according to a recent report by the International Labor Organization (ILO). The Philippines finished above only to Pakistan and Tajikistan. It is worth noting, however, that the world’s poorest countries were not included in the study. The Philippines’ average salary is below the minimum wage in NCR (P8,250/month) but twice the wage in Region IV-B, the lowest in the country (P3,800/month).
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