Home » Latest » Minimum Wage in the EU – Luxembourg Top, Croatia Near Bottom

Minimum Wage in the EU – Luxembourg Top, Croatia Near Bottom

Euro_coins_and_banknotesWith a monthly minimum wage of 1,923 euros, Luxembourg has the highest minimum wage in the EU, whilst Bulgaria, at just 184 euros, has the lowest, according to Eurostat statistics…

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.



Share on:
5 / 5 (1 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

Where are the Sunniest Places in Croatia?

By Iva Ralica Croatia is known for its coast and as a beautiful summer retreat. It has the sunniest coast on the Adriatic, and one of the sunniest in the world. The island of Hvar is the sunniest island in Europe and is on the “15 most sunniest places” in the world list.   So...

Croatian Airports See Double-Digit Growth in 2017

Croatia’s major airports in Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik and Zadar are experiencing impressive growth already in 2017. Over 218,000 passengers were handled at airports in Croatia in January, which was more than 19,000, or 9.7%, than in the same month in 2016. Leading the way was Dubrovnik with growth in January 2017 of 24.9%, followed by...

Marin Čilić & Ana Konjuh Storm into Last 16 at Wimbledon

Marin Čilić and Ana Konjuh will fly the Croatian flag in the second week of Wimbledon after they both stormed into the Round of 16 on Friday. Konjuh, who is the tournament’s 27th seed, caused a huge upset on Friday when she beat 8th seed and World No.9 Dominika Cibulkova in three sets 7-6, 3-6,...

Hottest Temperature in Europe Recorded in Croatia

The heatwave which is currently occupying Croatia is about to hit its peak. On Wednesday at Split Airport in Kaštel Štafilić temperatures hit 42.3°C, say Dalmacijadanas, which was the highest temperature in all of Europe on Wednesday. In Sinj on Wednesday at 3:00 pm temperatures measured 40.1°C, which broke the official record of 39.7°C set...

Duran Duran to Play Croatia this Summer

English band Duran Duran will return to Croatia for the first time in 16 years to play in the capital Zagreb this summer. Duran Duran will play at the open-air spectacle at Zagreb’s Šalata on 29 August 2017. The new wave and synthpop band first formed in the late 1970s and developed to become mainstream...

[PHOTOS] Ethno Park Opens in Zagreb

Located on 40,000 m2 of land just 11 km from the centre of the Croatian capital Zagreb in Mala Mlaka, Etno Park Zagreb is open for visitors. An impressive 105-year-old typical house, or čardak as they are known, from Turopolje greets visitors at the entrance. Dubbed the “Collection of memories”, it is full of unique...