EU Sources - Minimum wages in 2018 - February 28, 2018

A Eurostat update illustrates with data and graphs how minimum wage levels vary considerably across the European Union Member States; it also provides a comparison with the situation in the candidate countries and the United States. The office publishes the national minimum wages twice a year; reflecting the situation on 1 January and 1 July of each year. As a consequence, modifications to minimum wages introduced between these two dates are only shown for the following bi-annual release of data. In January 2018, 22 out of the 28 EU Member States (Denmark, Italy, Cyprus, Austria, Finland and Sweden were the exceptions) had a national minimum wage, as did all of the EU candidate countries (Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Serbia and Turkey). As of 1 January 2018, monthly minimum wages varied widely across the Member States, from 261 euro in Bulgaria to 1,999 euro in Luxembourg.

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