Tokyo Disney Resort Raises Minimum Cast Member Wage by Less Than $1, First Increase in Six Years

For the first time in six years, Tokyo Disney Resort has increased the minimum wage for its Cast Members by ¥100 ($0.83). This situation comes as the Japanese Yen continues to deflate against the US Dollar.

The minimum Cast Member wages will increase to the following hourly rates:

  • Grade A Cast — ¥1100 ($9.08) per hour.
  • Grade G Cast — ¥1120 ($9.25) to ¥1250 ($10.32) per hour.
  • Grade I Cast — ¥1200 ($9.91) to ¥1350 ($11.15) per hour.
  • Grade C Cast — ¥1250 ($10.32) to ¥1450 ($11.97) per hour.

Grade G, I, and C Cast Members have different starting rates depending on position.

It’s important to note that Tokyo has a lower cost of living compared to many American cities, with average rent for a studio apartment at around ¥65000 ($536.90), so salaries and wages are often lower than in the United States or Europe. But since the last wage hike, ticket prices at Tokyo Disney Resort have gone up by ¥2000 ($16.52), a nearly 27% increase.

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  1. So the hourly wage is roughly 1.40 USD to 1.55USD less than the admission price metric.
    Yet their cost of living is significantly lower, also the food cost over there is also way less for anyone. So they are better off than our friends here in the US

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