Bulgaria - Salaries not high enough to cover costs of living - January 31, 2019

According to data of trade union CITUB the average wage in the country only covers 72% of the average costs of living. This means that a lot of people in the country struggle to make ends meet. Especially so as only 30% of the population receives an average or above-average wage. However, the situation seems to be slowly progressing. While over the last ten years the costs of living in the country have increased with 25%, in the same period salaries have increased with 65%.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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