Dalian has adjusted its local minimum wage standard. The new standard has been implemented since July 1, 2013. The minimum monthly wage in Zhongshan District, Xigang District, Shahekou District, Ganjingzi District, Lvshun Kou District, Changhai County and all advanced districts increased from RMB 1,100 to RMB 1,300, and the minimum hourly wage increased from RMB 11 to RMB 13, with an increase of 18% over the last year. The minimum monthly wage in Wafangdian City, Pulandian City, Zhuanghe City increased from RMB 1,000 to RMB 1,200, and the minimum hourly wage increased from RMB 10 to RMB 12, an increase of 20% over the previous year. On average, the growth of the minimum wage in Dalian was 19%.