By / October 19, 2020

Minimum wages in EU Member States

Minimum wages in EU Member States, July 2020 (€ per month)

Minimum wages in EU Member States, July 2020 (€ per month)

Monthly minimum wages vary widely across the Member States, from €312 in Bulgaria to €2 142 in Luxembourg (see Map 1). Expressed in euros, the highest minimum wage is almost seven times (6.9) higher than the lowest.
Eurostat categorises Member States in three different groups on the basis of the level of their national gross monthly minimum wages in euro in July 2020:
Group I: National minimum wages were lower than €500 per month: Bulgaria, Latvia, Hungary and Romania. Their national minimum wages ranged from €312 in Bulgaria to €461 in Romania;
Group II: National minimum wages were at least €500 but lower than €1 000 per month: Croatia, Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Portugal, Greece, Malta and Slovenia. Their national minimum wages ranged from €537 in Croatia to €941 in Slovenia;
Group III: National minimum wages were at least €1 000 per month: Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland and Luxembourg. Their national minimum wages ranged from €1 108 in Spain to €2 142 in Luxembourg.


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