Minimum wage

Minimum Wages in Baltic States 2020

It has been a great decade for all three Baltic states, and increasing minimum wages is just one good example of showing that. From humble EUR 238 in 2010 to still modest EUR 607 (Lithuania). That's quite an impressive growth in "just" 10...

Minimum Wages in European Union 2019

In 2019 there were 22 out of 28 European Union member states with an official minimum wage set by the government. Also, it turns out this is already the sixth (#6) article about minimum wages in European Union featured on the blog. Traditions must...

Minimum Wages in European Union 2018

Turns out this is already fifth (#5) article about minimum wages in European Union featured on the blog. Traditions must be continued and here comes the latest article with the latest data for 2018 about minimum wages in the European Union. Update...

Minimum Wages in Central Asian Countries 2017

When speaking about Central Asian countries, I'm referring to the five former Soviet Union member states - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The total population of these countries is about 70 million. Recommended...

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...

What's Minimum Wage in European Union 2017

This is already fourth annual article covering minimum wage and its disproportion among 22 of 28 European Union member countries. Update: Minimum Wages in European Union 2018 Feel free to browse through the archives for...

Minimum Wages in European Union 2016

In 2016 there were 22 out of 28 European Union member states with official minimum wage set by the government. Update: Minimum Wages in European Union 2018 The most are receiving residents of Luxembourg (EUR 1,923.00) while the least in...

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 -...

Estonia To Catch Up Income Level like in Scandinavia in next 9-14 years

Last year I red an excellent article pointing out that income level in Estonia could reach level its in Scandinavia in next 10-15 years. Although this article made me smile, I decided to compare - is it real for Estonia to reach level like that?...

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...

How many beers you can buy in Europe for minimum wage?

I like charts and graphics, who doesn't? Well Reddit user Adilu, has created a map of how many beers you can buy in Europe for a minimum wage:According to map - most beers you will get in Belgium = 1028, and less in Georgia = 36. Rest of Europe...

Minimum wages in former Soviet Union

Previously I have already measured and compared minimum wages in Baltic states, Caucasus and Central Asia. All of these once was a part of Soviet Union. Today I'm willing to measure minimum wages in all former 15 republics of Soviet Union...

Minimum wages in Central Asia

Previously I have written articles covering minimum wages in Baltic states and Caucasus, today I would like to look into another part of former Soviet Union - Central Asia.   $ month Kazakhstan 121 Kyrgyzstan...

Minimum wages in South Caucasus

Yesterday I wrote about minimum wages in Baltic states. Today I would like to write about minimum wages in South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) countries. Both of these regions was once a part of Soviet Union, and for me it's interesting to...

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...