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Minimum Wage Set to Rise in Baltic States in 2018

During the past few years, there have been some positive improvements for raising the minimum wage in all three Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania). In 2018 minimum wage is set to rise in all Baltic states again. Estonia...

Minimum Wage Set to Rise in All Baltic States in 2016

There have been some positive improvements for raising the minimum wage in all three Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) in recent years. And there are more to come. In 2016 minimum wage is set to rise in all Baltic states....

Minimum Wages in Baltic States 2015

A year ago I wrote an article covering minimum wages in the Baltic States. In that article, I found that minimum wages for 2013/2014 were at EUR 330 in Estonia, EUR 320 in Latvia and EUR 290 in Lithuania. Now - 2015 will be a special year -...

Baltic States Vs South Caucasus States by GDP 2013

A while ago I already compared Baltic nations with Caucasian nation by GDP (that time I was comparing data for 2012). Since it's second half of 2014 already, I decided to compare how 6 independent states looks alike in 2013 (Most recent data we can...

GDP In Former Soviet Union 2013

It has been already 24 years since collapse of Soviet Union, an empire that once threatened all the rest world with it's mighty military. Although military tough - economical weak. Or I was taught in school - USSR was military giant but economical...

Minimum Wages in European Union 2014

Minimum wage is set by government minimum standard of guaranteed income (hourly/monthly) that worker should receive for work he/she performs. In 2014, there were 22 countries out of 28 in European Union, which had their national minimum wages set....

Minimum Wages in Former Soviet Union 2014

Some time ago I already did a chart of minimum wages in Former Soviet Union, now some time - about 6 months have passed and I decided to take a look to minimum wages in Former Soviet Union one more time. Although minimum wages doesn't play major...

Lithuania - a few thougts

Lithuania a small Baltic nation, once a part of Rzecpospolita, then a member of Soviet Union, now a small country on European Union Eastern border.The Anti-Russian sentiment seems is high just on TV, I guess.. I was surprised to see how good...

Minimum wage in Baltic states

Minimum wages in the Baltic states are the lowest ones in the European Union. In 2013 minimum wage in Baltic states was $427 in Estonia, $379 in Latvia and $385 in Lithuania. Update: Minimum Wage Set to Rise in the Baltic States in 2018...

Population changes in former Soviet Union

15 former Soviet Union republics, then and now. In 1990 in the Soviet Union lived 287.728 million people. In 2012 in the former republics lived 290.587 million people, which is 0.98% increase. A pretty small increase for 22 years.   The...

CIS, Baltics and Georgia GDP 2018

Recently I wrote an article about CIS, Baltic states and Georgia GDP 2012. Now I'm willing to take a look in future, and to see what might look like economies of former Soviet Union republics in 2018.Why 2018? I'm using IMF forecasts, and right now...

CIS, Baltics and Georgia GDP 2012

Remember the Soviet Union? Ever wondered what happened to those countries after collapse of Soviet Union? In our days - former soviet countries is called CIS, Baltic states and Georgia. Why so strange name? Well, shortly after collapse of Soviet...

Caucasus vs Baltics by forecast GDP 2013

In on of my previous posts - I measured GDP's in Baltic states and Caucasus in 2012. And in that blog post I asked a question, which of the regions first will achieve mark 100 bln USD GDP. In 2012 Baltic states had 92.47 billion USD in total, and...

Nordic countries GDP 2012

In one of my previous posts, I compared Baltic states to Caucasus by GDP in 2012. Now it's time to see - what's the economy of Nordic countries?GDP in Nordic countries 2012Denmark 314.2 billion USD Finland 250 billion USD Iceland 13.66 billion USD...

Baltic's vs Caucasus by GDP 2012

I would like to lay out some financial data about Baltic's and Caucasus region.GDP in Baltic states 2012Estonia 21.85 billion USDLatvia 28.37 billion USDLithuania 42.25 billion USDCaucasus GDP 2012Armenia 9.91 billion USDAzerbaijan 67.2 billion...