Not 3200 UAH. Eurostat called the minimum wage in Europe

From 1 January 2017 in 22 countries of the EU was established the minimum monthly wage.

According to statistical service of EU Eurostat, minimum wage in Estonia ahead of the salary of Latvia and Lithuania, Interfax reports.

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For example, in Latvia and Lithuania the minimum wage now stands at EUR 380 per month.

Less it only in Bulgaria (235 Euro) and Romania (275 euros).

500 Euro minimum salary does not exceed also in the Czech Republic (407 euros), Hungary (412 euros), Croatia (433 euros), Slovakia (435 Euro), Poland (453 Euro) and Estonia (470 euros).

The highest in the EU, the minimum salary in Luxembourg (in 1999 euros), Ireland (1563 euros), the Netherlands (1552 euros), Belgium (1532 euros) and Germany (€1498).

The highest minimum monthly salary in the EU is nine times higher than the lowest, and if we ignore the differences in price levels in different countries, the ratio is 1:3. That is, in Bulgaria is a 501 standard purchasing power parity (CRP), in Luxembourg — 1659 SPPS.

This indicator in Latvia — 553 SPPS is also the third smallest in the EU. In Lithuania it is 625 SPPS, in Estonia — 645 SPPS.

In comparison with 2008 the minimum wage increased in Bulgaria (+ 109%), Romania (+ 99%), Slovakia (+ 80%). In Estonia, the increase was 69%, in Latvia — 65%, in Lithuania — 64%. The only country where the minimum wage over this period decreased with Greece (-14%).

The minimum wage exceeds 60% of average earnings only in three EU countries: Portugal (64%), France and Slovenia (62%). In Latvia and Lithuania, the figure is 52%, in Estonia — 40%.

In Austria, Denmark, Italy, Finland, Sweden and Cyprus the government does not set minimum wage.

We will remind, the Head of National Bank Valeria Gontareva denied exemption 630 thousand Ukrainians due to the increase in the minimum wage to UAH 3200, which previously wrote to the media with reference to the Inflation report of the NBU.