List of European countries by minimum wage

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The following list provides information relating to the minimum wages of countries in Europe.

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] San Marino (37.5 hours)[citation needed], Belgium (38 hours)[citation needed], United Kingdom (38.1 hours),[1] Ireland (39 hours),[1] Monaco (39 hours),[2] 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 by minimum wage

Minimum wages by country (European countries)[edit]

Country Monthly minimum wage (EUR) Monthly minimum wage Hourly rate Exchange rate Effective per
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 Albania 178 24,000.00 lekë 138 lekë 134,93 1 May 2017[3]
 Andorra 968.00 €968.00 €5.50 1 1 January 2016
BelarusFlag of the Eurasian Economic Union.svg Belarus 134.49 264.00 rubles 1.50 rubles 1.95774 1 January 2017
BelgiumEuropean Union Logo European Central Bank.svg Belgium 1531.93 €1,531.93[4] €9.30 1 1 July 2016
 Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina) 207.58 406 mark[5] 2.34 mark 1.95583 1 January 2017
 Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Republika Srpska) 201.96 395 mark[6] 2.28 mark 1.95583 1 January 2017
BulgariaEuropean Union Bulgaria 235.20 460 lev 2.65 lev 1,95583 1 January 2017
CroatiaEuropean Union Croatia 439.33 3,276 kuna 18.90 kuna 7.45758 1 January 2017
Czech RepublicEuropean Union Czech Republic 421.00 11,000.00 koruna 66 koruna 26,119 1 January 2017
EstoniaEuropean UnionLogo European Central Bank.svg Estonia 470.00 €470.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[7] €2.78[7] 1 1 January 2017
FranceEuropean UnionLogo European Central Bank.svg France 1480.27 €1,480.27 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[4][1] €9.76[8] 1 1 January 2017
GermanyEuropean UnionLogo European Central Bank.svg Germany 1498.00 €1,498.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[4][1] €8.84[9] 1 1 January 2017
GreeceEuropean UnionLogo European Central Bank.svg Greece 586 €683.76 (€586.08 in 14 payments)[4][1] €3.94 1 14 February 2012
HungaryEuropean Union Hungary 460.00 (605.00 for skilled emp.) 138,000.00 (180,500.00 for skilled emp.) forint 794.00 (1,038 for skilled emp.) forint 300 1 January 2018
Republic of IrelandEuropean UnionLogo European Central Bank.svg Ireland 1563.25 €1,563.25 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[4][1] €9.25[10] 1 1 January 2017
LatviaEuropean UnionLogo European Central Bank.svg Latvia 380.00 €380.00[4] €2.19 1 1 January 2017
LithuaniaEuropean UnionLogo European Central Bank.svg Lithuania 380.00 €380.00[4] €2.19 1 1 July 2016
LuxembourgEuropean UnionLogo European Central Bank.svg Luxembourg 1998.59 €1,998.59[4] €11.53 1 1 January 2017
 Macedonia 231.40 14,424.85 denars[11] 88.90 denars 61.4743 1 March 2016
MaltaEuropean UnionLogo European Central Bank.svg Malta 735.63 €735.63 (minimum wage is fixed at a weekly rate)[4][1] €4.24 1 1 January 2017
 Moldova 99.35 2,094.40 lei 11.90 lei 21.08 1 January 2017
 Monaco 1715.94 €1,715.94 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[2] €10.15[2] 1 1 January 2016
 Montenegro 193.00 €193.00[12] €1.21 1 23 March 2013
NetherlandsEuropean UnionLogo European Central Bank.svg Netherlands 1551.60 €1,551.60[4] €8.95 1 1 January 2017
PolandEuropean Union Poland 474 2,000 złoty 11.54 złoty 4.22 1 January 2017
PortugalEuropean UnionLogo European Central Bank.svg Portugal 649.83 €649.83 (€557 in 14 payments)[4][1] €3.75 1 1 January 2017
RomaniaEuropean Union Romania 321.23 1,450 lei 8.37 lei 4.51 1 February 2017
RussiaFlag of the Eurasian Economic Union.svg Russia 123.39 7,500.00 rubles 42.50 rubles 60.78 1 July 2016
 San Marino 1531.80 €1,531.80 €9.20 1 1 January 2015
 Serbia 183.00 22,628.76 dinars[13] 130.00 dinars 123.66 1 April 2017
SlovakiaEuropean UnionLogo European Central Bank.svg Slovakia 435.00 €435.00[4] €2.51 1 1 January 2017
SloveniaEuropean UnionLogo European Central Bank.svg Slovenia 804.96 €804.96[4] €4.64 1 1 January 2017
SpainEuropean UnionLogo European Central Bank.svg Spain 825.65 €825.65 (€707.7 in 14 payments)[4][1] €4.76 1 1 January 2017
 Ukraine 112.29 3200 hryvnias[14] 19.34 hryvnias 28.49 1 January 2017
United KingdomEuropean UnionUnited Kingdom 1354.16 £1,218.75 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[15] £7.50[15] 0.9 1 April 2017

Minimum wages by country (other countries)[edit]

Countries that have main territories in Asia with small or none 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
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ArmeniaFlag of the Eurasian Economic Union.svg Armenia 151.55 76,560.00 dram 435.00 dram 505.19 1 January 2017
 Azerbaijan 63.40 116.0 manat 3.60 manat 1.917770 1 April 2017
 Georgia 58.04 932.80 lari 5.30 lari 2.773065 1 April 2016
KazakhstanFlag of the Eurasian Economic Union.svg Kazakhstan 68.95 24,376.00 tenge 138.50 tenge 348.22 1 January 2017
 Turkey 452.20 1,777.50 lira[16] 8.90 lira 3.72 1 January 2017

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 Exchange rate Effective per
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 Kosovo 193.60 €193.60 €1.10 1 1 January 2017


Countries with no minimum wage[edit]

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