The minimum wage in 13 EU member states is less than 1.000 euros
The minimum wage in 13 of the 21 EU member states, which they have legally prescribed, in January this year it was less than a thousand euros, in two a little over a thousand euros, in six it was over 1.500 euros, and the difference between the lowest and the highest minimum wage is more of seven times, Eurostat announced today.
The Bulgarians have the lowest minimum wage of 332 euros, and in Luxembourg it is the highest - 2.257 euros. In Croatia, the minimum wage is 624 euros.
Bulgaria is followed by Latvia with 500 euros, Romania 515, Hungary 542, Croatia 624, Slovakia 646, Czech Republic 652, Estonia 654, Poland 655, Lithuania 730, Greece 774, Malta 792 and Portugal 823 euros.
Slovenia has just over a thousand euros - 1.074, Spain 1.126 euros, and six countries have more than 1.500 euros - France 1.603, Germany 1.621, Belgium 1.658, the Netherlands 1.725, Ireland 1.775 and Luxembourg 2.257 euros.
The results are slightly different when the minimum wage is measured according to the purchasing power standard. Accordingly, Bulgaria still has a minimum wage of 604 euros, and Luxembourg 1.707 euros, so the difference is slightly less than three times.
According to the purchasing power standard, the minimum wage in Croatia is slightly less than 900 euros, followed by Greece, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Slovakia, Latvia and Bulgaria.
Malta, Portugal and Romania are among the countries with a minimum wage of less than a thousand euros according to the standard of purchasing power.
The other eight countries have up to 1.500 euros, Germany has just over 1.500 and Luxembourg 1.707 euros.
Six countries do not have a legal minimum wage, but it is set by collective agreements. These are Denmark, Italy, Cyprus, Austria, Finland and Sweden.