Minimum wages for foreigners

Please can you tell me where is says that the minimum wage for foreigners working in Thailand is 1,167 baht a day (35,000 baht a month) as opposed to 165 baht for Thai’s? I have lived here for 13 years and I do not frequent the Sheraton for dinner (I prefer a 25-baht bowl of noodles) so to spend that much every day is rather difficult for me personally. It’s also a new and extortionate cost for my (growing)company.

  • Asked on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 | 05:11 AM
    Simon Higgins, Chalong.

The minimum income of a foreigner applying for one-year extension of stay in Thailand depends on nationality. For Japanese, Americans and Canadians it is 40,000 baht a month; for Europeans, Australians, Koreans, Taiwanese, Hongkongers and Singaporeans it is 35,000 baht; for Indians, Malaysians and people from the Middle East, 30,000 baht; for mainland Chinese, Indonesians and Filipinos, 25,000 baht; for Burmese, Laotians, Vietnamese, Cambodians and Africans, 20,000 baht; and for journalists it is 12,000 baht. These figures are set out in an order issued by the Royal Thai Police in 1997.

  • Answered on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 | 05:11 AM
    Surasak Tipparut, Phuket Provincial Immigration Office.
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