Croatia, where the minimum wage is 396 euros a month, is near the bottom of the list of 22 EU Member States the data was collected from. Besides Luxembourg, the nations with the highest minimum wage, well above 1,000 euros a month, were Belgium and the Netherlands (1,502 euros), Germany (1,473 euros), Ireland (1,462 euros), France (1,458 euros) and the UK (1,379 euros).
Croatia were well down the bottom, with nations such as Poland (410 euros) and Romania (2018 euros). Croatia also has one of the lowest percentage increases. From 2008 to 2015 the minimum wage in Croatia has risen just 4%. In Slovakia it had risen 58%, whilst in Latvia is has gone up 57%. Greece saw a 14% drop in its minimum wage in that period, whilst Ireland has remained flat.