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Croatia raises minimum net wage

Croatia raises minimum wage

ZAGREB, Oct 29 (Hina) – The minimum net wage for 2021 will be HRK 3,400, or HRK 4,250 in the gross amount, which is HRK 150 or 4.61% more than the average minimum net wage for this year, it was determined by a decision on the minimum wage adopted by the government on Thursday.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said that as of 1 January 2021 the minimum wage would be HRK 1,130 higher in the gross amount, or HRK 904 higher in the net amount, compared to 2016.

The minimum wage increased by 36.21% over four years, Plenkovic said.

The minimum net wage for 2020 was HRK 3,250, or HRK 4,062.51 in the gross amount, and at the moment when it was proposed it amounted to 46.49% of the average gross wage in legal entities in Croatia from January to July 2019, according to the national statistical office.

Currently it  is at 44.25% of the average gross wage in the first seven months of 2020, the state secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy, Dragan Jelic, said.

An expert committee in charge of monitoring and analysing the trend in the minimum wage proposed that the minimum gross wage for 2021 be in the range of the current minimum gross wage to HRK 4,407.82.

(€1 = HRK 7.573235)

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