How much is the minimum wage in Mexico?

In 2022, the minimum wage will increase by 22 percent, compared to last year, to benefit workers in Mexico.

How much is the minimum wage in Mexico?
How much is the minimum wage paid in Mexico? Photo by irfan hakim / Unsplash

This year, there was an increase in the minimum wage in Mexico, to minimize the effects of inflation, caused especially by the pandemic that is being experienced around the world. How much was the increase and what is the salary that workers in Mexico will now receive?

When is the minimum wage paid in Mexico?

The minimum wage increased by 22 percent, concerning what was established in 2021. It went from 141.70 to 172.87 Mexican pesos per day. This means that each worker will have to receive a floor of 5,255 Mexican pesos.

The National Commission of Minimum Wages (Conasami) unanimously approved, by the unanimity of the workers, employers, and government sectors, this modification so that more than six million workers will benefit and will be able to better adapt to the inflation problems that persist in Mexico.

What will happen in the border region?

The Mexican border is considered a Free Zone, so the salary increases a little more. Thus, employees will earn 260.34 Mexican pesos, when previously it was 213.39 Mexican pesos.

Which states are included in Mexico's border area?

The border area includes the states located in the north of Mexico, however, not all the municipalities belong to this area, since there are only 43. Below is a list of the states and municipalities that are part of it:

Chihuahua (Janos, Coyame del Sotol, Ojinaga, Ascensión, Juárez, Práxedis G. Guerrero, Guadalupe and Manuel Benavides).
Coahuila (Hidalgo, Ocampo, Piedras Negras, Nava, Acuña, Zaragoza, Jiménez and Guerrero).
Baja California (Tecate, Tijuana, Ensenada, Rosarito Beach, Mexicali, San Felipe and San Quintín).
Sonora (Naco, Agua Prieta, San Luis Río Colorado, Caborca, Altar, Sáric, Nogales, Santa Cruz, Cananea, Puerto Peñasco and General Plutarco Elías Calles).
Nuevo Leon (Anahuac).
Tamaulipas (Nuevo Laredo, Guerrero, Mier, Río Bravo, Valle Hermoso, Matamoros, Miguel Alemán, Camargo, Gustavo Díaz Ordazy Reynosa).