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Statutory minimum monthly wages in EU member states (2008 JUL)

Country

Minimum wage (EUR)

Minimum wage (national currency)

Coverage

Austria

no statutory minimum

 

 

Belgium

1,336

 

private sector employees aged 21 or over

Bulgaria

112

220 BGN

all employees

Cyprus

n/a

 

 

Czech Republic

329

8000 CZK

all employees

Denmark

no statutory minimum

 

 

Estonia

278

4350 EEK

all employees

Finland

n/a

 

 

France

1,321

 

all employees aged 18 or over

Germany

no statutory minimum

 

 

Greece

681

 

 

Hungary

285

69 000 HUF

all employees

Ireland

1,462

 

experienced adult employees

Italy

no statutory minimum

 

 

Latvia

228

160 LTL

all employees

Lithuania

232

800 LTL

all employees

Luxembourg

1,610

 

all employees aged 18 or over

Malta

612

 

all employees

Netherlands

1,357

 

all employees aged 23 or over

Poland

334

1162 PLN

all employees

Portugal

497

 

all employees

Romania

137

500 RON

all employees

Slovakia

267

8100 SKK

all employees

Slovenia

567

 

all employees

Spain

700

 

all employees

Sweden

no statutory minimum

 

 

United Kingdom

1,148

837 GBP (5.52 per hour)

all employees aged 16 or over

 

 

 

 

USA

652

887.25 USD (5.85 per hour)

employees of private enterprises with business > $500,000 a year, or in smaller firms engaged in interstate commerce, or in federal, state or local government

Source: Eurostat

Notes: For purposes of comparison, hourly rates have been converted to a monthly rate using the following method: 35 hours * 52 weeks / 12 months

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