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Table 1 Minimum wages by province, 2004 and 2012

From: Regional variation of the minimum wages in China

  2004 2012
Province Average Max Min # of mw Max/min Average Max Min # of mw Max/min
Anhui 312 410 290 10 1.52 712 1010 680 7 1.49
Beijing 495 495 495 1 1.00 1260 1260 1260 1 1.00
Fujian 324 480 280 7 1.71 897 1200 830 4 1.45
Gansu 304 340 300 3 1.13 839 980 860 4 1.14
Guangdong 369 684 330 14 2.07 925 1500 850 6 1.76
Guangxi 330 460 320 4 1.44 819 1000 690 4 1.45
Guizhou 309 400 320 3 1.25 801 930 740 3 1.26
Hainan 358 500 350 3 1.43 788 1050 900 3 1.17
Hebei 376 520 420 3 1.24 1058 1320 1040 4 1.27
Henan 257 380 240 3 1.58 913 1080 820 3 1.32
Heilongjiang 288 390 235 7 1.66 677 1160 850 4 1.36
Hubei 277 400 240 5 1.67 827 1100 750 3 1.47
Hunan 346 460 320 7 1.44 885 1160 870 4 1.33
Jilin 323 360 300 3 1.20 919 1150 950 3 1.21
Jiangsu 425 620 360 4 1.72 997 1320 950 3 1.39
Jiangxi 253 360 270 4 1.33 715 870 610 5 1.43
Liaoning 288 440 230 11 1.91 891 1100 780 5 1.41
Inner Mongolia 344 420 380 3 1.11 962 1200 900 4 1.33
Ningxia 342 380 320 3 1.19 960 1100 950 3 1.16
Qinghai 264 370 330 4 1.12 924 1070 1050 3 1.02
Shandong 356 410 290 5 1.41 1044 1240 950 3 1.31
Shanxi 355 520 400 4 1.30 906 1125 855 4 1.32
Shaanxi 275 320 245 4 1.31 881 1000 790 4 1.27
Shanghai 603 635 635 1 1.00 1408 1450 1450 1 1.00
Sichuan 270 450 230 7 1.96 891 1050 800 4 1.31
Tianjin 501 530 510 2 1.04 1273 1310 1310 1 1.00
Tibet 306 495 445 3 1.11 1171 1200 1150 2 1.04
Xinjiang 325 480 300 9 1.60 949 1340 980 4 1.37
Yunnan 304 470 350 3 1.34 949 1100 830 3 1.33
Zhejiang 491 620 440 4 1.41 1170 1310 950 4 1.38
Chongqing 342 400 330 4 1.21 931 1050 950 2 1.11
Average     4.81 1.40     3.48 1.28