List of European Union member states by minimum wage

The following list provides information relating to the minimum wages (gross) of in the European Union member states.

The calculations are based on the assumption of a 40-hour working week and a 52-week year, with the exceptions of France (35 hours),[1] Belgium (38 hours)[2], United Kingdom (38.1 hours),[1] Ireland (39 hours),[1] and Germany (39.1 hours).[1]

Most of minimum wages are fixed at a monthly rate, but there are countries where minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate or weekly rate.

European countries on the minimum wage

Countries marked on the map in blue have a minimum wage - in the range from € 1000 and above, in orange - from € 500 to € 1000, in red - below € 500. Countries marked on the map in purple do not have a minimum wage.

Minimum wages by EU member states

EU member state Monthly minimum wage (EUR) Monthly minimum wage Hourly rate Exchange rate Effective per
Belgium 1,562.59 €1,562.59[3][4] €9.49 1 1 June 2017
Bulgaria 235.20 460.00 lev (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[5] 2.77 lev[5] 1.95583 1 January 2017
Croatia 462.90 3,276.00 kuna[6] 18.90 kuna 7.45 1 January 2017
Czech Republic 426.19 11,000.00 koruna (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[7] 66.00 koruna[7] 25.81 1 January 2017
Estonia 470.00 €470.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[8] €2.78[8] 1 1 January 2017
France 1,480.27 €1,480.27 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[3][1] €9.76[9] 1 1 January 2017
Germany 1,498.00 €1,498.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[3][1] €8.84[10] 1 1 January 2017
Greece 683.76 €683.76 (€586.08 in 14 payments)[3][1][11] €3.94 1 14 February 2012
Hungary 430.98 133,000.00 forint[12] 794.00 forint 309.12 1 January 2018
Ireland 1,563.25 €1,563.25 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[3][1] €9.25[13] 1 1 January 2017
Latvia 380.00 €380.00[3] €2.19 1 1 January 2017
Lithuania 380.00 €380.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[14] €2.32[14] 1 1 July 2016
Luxembourg 1,998.59 €1,998.59 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[15] €11.55[15] 1 1 January 2017
Malta 735.63 €735.63 (minimum wage is fixed at a weekly rate)[3][1] €4.24 1 1 January 2017
Netherlands 1,565.40 €1,565.40[16] €9.03 1 1 July 2017
Poland 473.93 2,000 złoty[17] 11.54 złoty 4.22 1 January 2017
Portugal 649.83 €649.83 (€557 in 14 payments)[3][1] €3.75 1 1 January 2017
Romania 409 1,900 lei[18] 11.40 lei 4.64 1 January 2018
Slovakia 435.00 €435.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[19] €2.50[19] 1 1 January 2017
Slovenia 804.96 €804.96[3] €4.64 1 1 January 2017
Spain 825.65 €825.65 (€707.7 in 14 payments)[3][1] €4.76 1 1 January 2017
United Kingdom 1,543.88 £1,357 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[20] £7.83[20] 0.87 1 April 2018

EU member states with no minimum wage

See also

References

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