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Minimum Wages in European Union 2024

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In 2024 there were 22 out of 27 European Union member states with an official minimum wage set by the government.Turns out this is already the tenth (#10) article about minimum wages in European Union featured on the blog. To keep it up, here is the raw data for minimum wages across European Union in 2024. Please don't judge too hard, data are…


Minimum Wages Set to Increase in Baltic States in 2024

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As we usher in the new year, significant changes are on the horizon for the Baltic states, particularly in the realm of minimum wage. In 2024, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are all set to witness an increase in their minimum wage, signifying a shift in economic dynamics. Let's delve into the details of these changes and their potential impact.…


Finding the Perfect Country Manager for a Translation Company in Armenia: A Journey of 70 Resumes and 8 Candidates

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Finding the right person for a job is not an easy task, and it becomes even more challenging when the job is a high-level position in a foreign country. Such was the case when our translation company decided to expand its operations to Armenia and needed a country manager to lead the team. Over the past few weeks, I had the opportunity to be part…


GDP Per Capita in OECD countries 2022

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OECD or The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is an intergovernmental organization with 38 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. ] It is a forum and its members are countries that describe themselves as committed to democracy and the market economy, providing a platform to compare…


Minimum Wages Set to Increase in Baltic States in 2023

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In 2023 minimum wage is set to increase in all Baltic states. Estonia will have a minimum wage of EUR 725; Latvia - EUR 620 and Lithuania - EUR 800. During the past 5 years minimum wages across the Baltics have experienced a steep increase, and in some cases even doubled. When compared to 2018, Estonia's minimum wage has increased by EUR 225,…


Average Monthly Salary in European Union 2022

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In 2022 three were 27 member states in the European Union (EU), and 20 of the 27 EU member states have adopted the euro (€) as their common currency. In this article, I've listed European Union member countries by the gross monthly average salary in 2022. I wouldn't call the below written scientific research or take it too seriously, as most of…


GDP Per Capita in European Union 2022*

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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The union has a total population of about 447 million.  The other morning I was talking to a friend from South Africa, after a nice conversation about living in Georgia, railways, copper, and African Union I decided to look back on…


African Union GDP Per Capita 2022*

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The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of 55 member states located on the continent of Africa.  The AU's future goals include a customs union, a single market, a central bank, and a common currency, thereby establishing an economic and monetary union. This morning I was talking to Rob, a friend from South Africa, we were talking…


Minimum Wages in European Union 2022

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In 2022 there were 21  out of 27 European Union member states with an official minimum wage set by the government. Turns out this is already the eighth (#9) article about minimum wages in European Union featured on the blog. To keep it up, here is the raw data for minimum wages across European Union in 2022. Please don't judge too hard, data are…


SEB-Active 3rd Pillar Pension Plan Review 2021

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I opted for a 3rd pension pillar pension plan at SEB bank Latvia back in May 2019. I've been saving additional funds for old age for already two years. Time flies.  On the day, when I opted to save for old age,  my dad turned 65. Kind of average age in Latvia for retirement.  I started small, saving EUR 33/mo for the first four-month, then…