9 countries where minimum wage is higher than the US

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Trump Changes Mind On Minimum Wage. Again.

Minimum wage seems to be one of those financial topics that is always being debated, questioned and condemned.

With 2016 being an election year, minimum wage is at the forefront of conversation, especially in regards to where America stacks up in comparison to the rest of the developed world.

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At $7.25 per hour before taxes (with the state of California recently embracing a $15 per hour rate), the United States is in decent standing when it comes to compensating its workers.

Surprisingly, other countries who aren't necessarily as well known for their industries and company-centered culture offer much higher compensation at a minimum level.

Here's where the US stacks up against nine other developed nations in terms of minimum wage:

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#10: United States
Minimum wage: $7.25

#9: Canada
Minimum wage: $9.40

#8: United Kingdom
Minimum wage: $10.47
#7: Netherlands
Minimum wage: $11.38
#6: Ireland
Minimum wage: $11.48

#5: New Zealand
Minimum wage: $11.66

#4: Belgium
Minimum wage: $11.90

#3: France
Minimum wage: $12.64 

#2: Luxembourg 
Minimum wage: $14.75
#1: Australia
Minimum wage: $14.98
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Though there's no international standard for what minimum wage must be, some countries are certainly more generous than others.

Now, check out these 6 countries where tuition is completely (or essentially) free for Americans:

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6 countries where tuition is completely (or essentially) free for Americans

Germany

Cost: Free tuition, but depending on the university room and board might not be included

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Brazil

Cost: Free tuition for public universities (with an $18 registration fee and cost of room and board); Private universities cost $2K per year on average

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Scandinavia 

Cost: Free tuition for all universities 

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Slovenia

Cost: $50 registration fee

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France

Cost: $200 for public universities

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Mexico 

Cost: About $530 for public universities; about $11,280 for private universities 

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