Minimum wage

Minimum Wages in European Union 2020

June 19, 2020
In 2020 there were 21 out of 27 European Union member states with an official minimum wage set by the government. In this article I've listed them all, also this is the first year I'm not including data for the UK in this table Turns out this is already the seventh (#7) article about minimum wages...

Minimum Wages in Baltic States 2020

January 22, 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 years.  For me observing minimum wages in the Baltic states has...

Minimum Wages in European Union 2019

May 25, 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 be continued and here comes the latest article with the latest...

Minimum Wages in European Union 2018

March 08, 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 European Union 2019 In 2018 there were...

Minimum Wages in Central Asian Countries 2017

November 16, 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 reading: Population changes in the former Soviet Union, also...

Minimum Wage Set to Rise in Baltic States in 2018

November 04, 2017
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 will a have a minimum wage of EUR 500; Latvia - EUR 430 and...

What's Minimum Wage in European Union 2017

March 21, 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 previous years, before proceeding, see: 2016, 2015, 2014 In 2017...

Minimum Wages in European Union 2016

March 15, 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 Bulgaria (EUR 215).  By simple calculations, I averaged...

Minimum Wage Set to Rise in All Baltic States in 2016

December 23, 2015
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. Estonia will have a minimum wage of EUR 430; Latvia - EUR 370 and...

Minimum Wages in Baltic States 2015

December 28, 2014
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 - starting 2015 all three Baltic countries will have Euro as currency,...

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

September 04, 2014
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? Since its almost a year since  I wrote that article - I decided...

Minimum Wages in European Union 2014

July 21, 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. Update: Minimum Wages in European Union 2018 6 countries out...

Minimum Wages in Former Soviet Union 2014

July 21, 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 role on economic boost, it's still an indicator I like to know when...

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

February 07, 2014
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 averages in 300-400 beers.Please visit Adilu to find out more

Minimum wages in former Soviet Union

November 15, 2013
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.   $ Estonia 427...