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Minimum wages expressed as a percentage of the median gross monthly earnings

Minimum wages in EU Member States expressed as a percentage of the median gross monthly earnings, 2014 (%)

In July 2014, the proportion of minimum wages in median earnings across Member States varied from 40 % (Estonia) to 66 % (Portugal) (see Map 3). On the basis of the level of their national gross monthly minimum wages expressed as a proportion of the median gross monthly earnings, Eurostat categorised Member States in three different groups: Group I: the proportion of minimum wages in median earnings was above 60 %: Portugal, Slovenia and France; Group II: the proportion of minimum wages in median earnings was between 60 % and 50 %: Luxembourg, Hungary, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Germany (data 2015), Latvia, Romania, Lithuania and Malta; Group III: the proportion of minimum wages in median earnings was below 50 %: Czechia, Ireland and Estonia.

In July 2014, the proportion of minimum wages in median earnings across Member States varied from 40 % (Estonia) to 66 % (Portugal) (see Map 3).
On the basis of the level of their national gross monthly minimum wages expressed as a proportion of the median gross monthly earnings, Eurostat categorised Member States in three different groups:
Group I: the proportion of minimum wages in median earnings was above 60 %: Portugal, Slovenia and France;
Group II: the proportion of minimum wages in median earnings was between 60 % and 50 %: Luxembourg, Hungary, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Germany (data 2015), Latvia, Romania, Lithuania and Malta;
Group III: the proportion of minimum wages in median earnings was below 50 %: Czechia, Ireland and Estonia.


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