While minimum wage increases have made headlines in some garment exporters such as Cambodia and Indonesia, this note shows that inflation has eroded workers' purchasing power in a number of other countries. This note compares the lowest allowable wage levels across economies from two perspectives. First, wage levels and rates of change are compared in nominal US dollar terms. This is the comparison that is most relevant to investors and international competitiveness. Second, wages are compared in real purchasing power terms, which is the more relevant comparison form workers' perspective.