List of European Union member states by minimum wage

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The following list provides information relating to the minimum wages (gross) of in the European Union member states.

The calculations are based on the assumption of a 40-hour working week and a 52-week year, with the exceptions of France (35 hours),[1] Belgium (38 hours),[2] United Kingdom (38.1 hours),[1] Ireland (39 hours),[1] and Germany (39.1 hours).[1]

Most of minimum wages are fixed at a monthly rate, but there are countries where minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate or weekly rate.

European countries on the minimum wage

Countries marked on the map in blue have a minimum wage - in the range from €1000 and above, in orange - from €500 to €1000, in red - below €500. Countries marked on the map in purple do not have a minimum wage.

Minimum wages by EU member states[edit]

EU member state Monthly minimum wage (EUR) Monthly minimum wage Hourly rate Exchange rate Effective per
Foo 10 10 10-10-2000
Belgium Logo European Central Bank.svg Belgium 1,593.76 €1,593.76[3][4] €9.49 1 1 June 2017
Bulgaria Bulgaria 260.76 560.00 lev (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[5] 3.07 lev[5] 1.95583 1 January 2019
Croatia Croatia 505.90 3.750,00 kuna[6] 20.84 kuna 7.45 1 January 2019
Czech Republic Czech Republic 522.50 13,350.00 koruna (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[7] 79.00 koruna[7] 25.81 1 January 2018
Estonia Logo European Central Bank.svg Estonia 540.00 €540.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[8] €3.21[8] 1 1 January 2019
France Logo European Central Bank.svg France 1,521.22 €1,521.22 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[3][1] €10.03[9] 1 1 January 2019
Germany Logo European Central Bank.svg Germany 1,557.00 €1,557.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[3][1] €9.19[10] 1 1 January 2019
Greece Logo European Central Bank.svg Greece 683.76 €683.76 (€586.08 in 14 payments)[3][1][11] €3.94 1 14 February 2012
Hungary Hungary 463.89 149,000.00 forint[12] 794.00 forint 321.19 1 January 2019
Republic of Ireland Logo European Central Bank.svg Ireland 1,656.20 €1,656.20 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[13] €9.80[14] 1 1 January 2019
Latvia Logo European Central Bank.svg Latvia 430.00 €430.00[3] €2.19 1 1 January 2018
Lithuania Logo European Central Bank.svg Lithuania 607.00 €607.00[3][1][15] €3.39 1 1 January 2020
Luxembourg Logo European Central Bank.svg Luxembourg 2,071.10 €2,071.10 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[3][1] €11.9717[16] 1 1 January 2019
Malta Logo European Central Bank.svg Malta 735.63 €735.63 (minimum wage is fixed at a weekly rate)[3][1] €4.24 1 1 January 2017
Netherlands Logo European Central Bank.svg Netherlands 1,635.60 €1,635.60[17] €9.44 1 1 July 2019
Poland Poland 523.733 2,250 złoty[18] 14.70 złoty 4.30 1 January 2019
Portugal Logo European Central Bank.svg Portugal 649.83 €649.83 (€557 in 14 payments)[3][1] €3.75 1 1 January 2017
Romania Romania 444.79 2,080 lei[19] 13 lei 4.76 1 January 2019
Slovakia Logo European Central Bank.svg Slovakia 520.00 €520.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[20] €2.989[20] 1 1 January 2019
Slovenia Logo European Central Bank.svg Slovenia 804.96 €804.96[3] €4.64 1 1 January 2017
Spain Logo European Central Bank.svg Spain 1,050 €1,050 (€900 in 14 payments)[21][3][1] 1 1 January 2019
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1,543.88 £1,357 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[22] £8.21[22] 0.92 1 April 2019

EU member states with no minimum wage[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Minimum wage statistics". Eurostat. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  2. ^ Employment legislation
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Minimum wages". Eurostat. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  4. ^ Dépassement de l'indice-pivot ! Quels effets ?
  5. ^ a b MINIMUM WAGE IN BULGARIA INCREASES
  6. ^ Croatia National Minimum Wage - NMW 2019
  7. ^ a b Changes regarding payroll from 1st January 2019
  8. ^ a b Estonia, National minimum wage rates
  9. ^ Raise of the French minimum wage
  10. ^ Germany raises the minimum wage by four percent in 2017
  11. ^ How the minimum wage has evolved
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ [2]
  14. ^ [3]
  15. ^ https://en.delfi.lt/lithuania/economy/ministry-proposes-to-raise-lithuanias-minimum-wage-to-eur-430.d?id=79197433
  16. ^ How your Luxembourg bank balance will be affected in 2017
  17. ^ [4]
  18. ^ [hhttps://polandin.com/38941414/polands-minimum-wage-for-2019-raised-by-71-percent/ The Polish Council of Ministers will raise the minimum wage for 2019 by 7.1 percent, after a round of talks with the Social Dialogue Committee, consisting of trade unions and business. The minimum hourly rate of pay will rise to PLN 14.70 (EUR 3.40)
  19. ^ [5]
  20. ^ a b Nariadenie vlády č. 280/2016 Z. z.
  21. ^ Real Decreto 1462/2018, de 21 de diciembre, por el que se fija el salario mínimo interprofesional para 2019.
  22. ^ a b "National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk.

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