Thursday, January 3, 2019

2019 Minimum Wage Increase

As of the 1 January 2019, the minimum wage in Czechland increases to 13.350 Kč ($577 or €524) per month.

For 2018 the minimum wage was 12.200 Kč so now people will earn the equivalent of an extra $48 or €44 per month.

This isn't a lot of money but it's more than the 8000 Kč it was when I moved here in 2009.

Something like 4% of the workforce here receives minimum wage.

Czech minimum wage is among the lowest in the EU only ahead of Lithuania, Romania, and Bulgaria.

There's still very low unemployment here and competition is tough.  I'm surprised that the minimum wage wasn't raised even more.

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