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5th February, 2020

Minimum wage fourth lowest in EU

Hungary’s minimum wage is the lowest among the Visegrád Four countries and the fourth lowest in the EU, Eurostat reports.

The minimum monthly wage of €487 exceeds only those of Romania at €466, Latvia at €430 and Bulgaria at €312.

In the Visegrád countries, the minimum wage is €611 in Poland, €580 in Slovakia, and €575 in the Czech Republic.

At the other end of the scale, the minimum wage is €1,584 in Germany and €1,539 in France.

There is no minimum wage in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Italy or Cyprus.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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