List of European countries by minimum wage

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The following list provides information relating to the minimum wages (gross) of countries in Europe.[1][2]

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),[3] San Marino (37.5 hours),[4] Belgium (38 hours),[5] United Kingdom (38.1 hours),[3] Ireland (39 hours),[3] Monaco (39 hours),[6] and Germany (39.1 hours).[3] 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 net minimum wage

Countries marked on the map in dark blue have a minimum wage in the range from €1100 and above, in light blue - from €500 to €1099, in yellow - from €250 to €500, in red - below €250. Countries marked on the map in purple do not have a minimum wage.

European countries on the gross minimum wage

Countries marked on the map in dark blue have a minimum wage in the range from €1400 and above, in light blue - from €600 to €900, in yellow - from €400 to €600, in red - below €400. Countries marked on the map in purple do not have a minimum wage.

European countries by hourly minimum wage

Minimum wages by country (European countries)[edit]

Country Net monthly minimum wage (EUR) [7] Monthly minimum wage (EUR) Monthly minimum wage Period Hourly rate Hourly rate (USD) Exchange rate Effective per
 Albania 159 179 24,000.00 lekë [8] Month 138.00 lekë[8] 1.29 134 May 2017
 Andorra 991 €991.47 [9] Month €5.72[9] 7.03 1 1 January 2017
Belarus Belarus 112[10] 126 305.00 rubles[11] Month 1.53 rubles 0.78 2.27 1 January 2018
Belgium Belgium 1216 1563 [2][1] €1,562.59 Month €9.49 11.68 1 1 June 2017
 Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina) 208 406 mark[12] Month 2.34 mark 1.43 1.95583 1 January 2017
 Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Republika Srpska) 209 410 mark[13] Month 2.28 mark 1.43 1.9558 1 January 2018
Bulgaria Bulgaria 202 261[1][2] 510 lev Month 3.19 lev[14] 2.00 1.95583 1 January 2018
Croatia Croatia 370 462[1][2] 3,439.00 kuna Month 18.90 kuna 3.12 7.43 1 January 2018
Czech Republic Czech Republic 408 480[1][2] 12,200.00 koruna Month 73.20 koruna[15] 3.56 25.37 1 January 2018
Estonia Estonia 482 500[1][2] €500.00 [1] Month €2.97[16] 3.65 1 1 January 2018
France France 1386 1498[1][2] €1,498.47 Month €9.88 12.15 1 1 January 2018
Germany Germany 1102 1498[1][2] €1,498.00 Hour €8.84[17] 10.87 1 1 January 2017
Greece Greece 578 [18] 684 [19][1][2] €683.76 [20] Month €3.94 4.85 1 14 February 2012
Hungary Hungary 379 [1][2] 445 138,000 forint Month 736.44 forint 3.24 310.00 1 January 2018
Republic of Ireland Ireland 1509 1563 [1][2] €1,563.25 Hour €9.55[21] 11.75 1 1 January 2018
Latvia Latvia 346 430 [1][2] €430 Month €2.48 3.05 1 1 January 2018
Lithuania Lithuania 361 400 [1][2] €400 Month €2.45[22] 3.01 1 1 January 2018
Luxembourg Luxembourg 1687 1999 [1][2] €1,998.59 [1] Month €11.55[23] 14.21 1 1 January 2017
 Macedonia 195 12,000 denars (net)[24][25] Month 69.22 denars 1.39 61.50 September 2016
Malta Malta 571 747 [1][2] €747.5 Week €4.24 5.22 1 1 January 2018
 Moldova 96[26] 117 2,380 lei [27] Month 14.09 lei[27] 0.85 20.31 1 May 2017
 Monaco 1732 €1,731.91 [6] Hour €10.25[6] 12.61 1 1 January 2017
 Montenegro 193 €193.00[28] Month €1.11 1.37 1 1 May 2013
Netherlands Netherlands 1430 1578 [1][2] €1,578 Month €9.03 11.11 1 1 January 2018
Poland Poland 353 503 [1][2] 2,100 złoty Month 13.7 złoty 4.04 4.16 1 January 2018
Portugal Portugal 587 [29] 677 [30][1][2] €676.67 [31] Month €3.94 4.85 1 1 January 2018
Romania Romania 251 [1][2] 409[32][1] 1,900 lei [33] Month 11.40 lei 3.01 4.64 1 January 2018
Russia Russia 134 154 11,163 rubles[34] Month 53.00 rubles 0.85 72.50 1 May 2018
 San Marino 1583 €1,582.57[35] Month €9.74 11.98 1 1 January 2014
 Serbia 209 24,822 dinars [36] Month 143 dinars[36] 1.49 118.68 1 January 2018
Slovakia Slovakia 397 480 [1][2] €480 [37][1] Month €2.50[37] 3.08 1 1 January 2018
Slovenia Slovenia 642 843 [1][2] €842.79 Month €4.84 5.95 1 1 January 2018
Spain Spain 733 [38] 859 [39] [1][2] €858.55 [40] Month €4.94 6.08 1 1 January 2018
Switzerland Switzerland (Cantons of Jura and Neuchâtel) 2642 3101[41] 3,680.00 Fr. [42][43] Hour 20.00 Fr.[42][43] 21.36 1.1869 1 January 2015
 Ukraine 121 145[44] 3,723 hryvnias [45] Month 22.41 hryvnias[45] 0.83 30.70 1 January 2018
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1322 1460 [1][2] £1,270 [46][1] Hour £7.83[46] 11.13 0.87 1 April 2017

Minimum wages by country (other countries)[edit]

Countries that have main territories in Asia with small or no territories in Europe, but considered European countries due to cultural and historical reasons.

Country Monthly minimum wage (EUR) Monthly minimum wage Hourly rate Exchange rate Effective per
Foo 10 10 10-10-2000
Armenia Armenia 96 55,000.00 dram[47] 317.31 dram 569.14 1 July 2015
 Azerbaijan 59 116.00 manat[48] 0.67 manat 1.98 1 January 2017
 Georgia 7 20.00 lari[49] 0.12 lari 2.90
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 61 24,459.00 tenge[50] 141.11 tenge 402.84 1 January 2017
 Turkey 356 2,030 lira[51] 10.15 lira 5.69 1 January 2018

Minimum wages by country (other territories)[edit]

The following list includes states with limited recognition.

Country Monthly minimum wage (EUR) Monthly minimum wage Hourly rate Hourly rate (USD) Exchange rate Effective per
Foo 10 10 10-10-2000
 Kosovo 170 €170.00[52] €0.98 1.20 1 17 August 2011

Countries with no minimum wage[edit]

For comparison[edit]

Country Net monthly minimum wage (EUR) Monthly minimum wage (EUR) Monthly minimum wage Hourly rate Hourly rate (USD) Exchange rate Effective per
Foo 10 10 10-10-2000
 USA 900[55] 1005 $1256(40-hour workweek)[56] $7.25(federal) 7.25 1.25 24 July 2009

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  29. ^ 14 monthly payments per annum
  30. ^ 14 monthly payments per annum
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  38. ^ 14 monthly payments per annum
  39. ^ 14 monthly payments per annum
  40. ^ 14 monthly payments per annum
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