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The following list provides information relating to the minimum wages (gross) of in the European Union member states.

The calculations are based on the assumption of a 40-hour working week and a 52-week year, with the exceptions of France (35 hours),[1] Belgium (38 hours)[2], United Kingdom (38.1 hours),[1] Ireland (39 hours),[1] and Germany (39.1 hours).[1]

Most of minimum wages are fixed at a monthly rate, but there are countries where minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate or weekly rate.

European countries on the minimum wage

Countries marked on the map in blue have a minimum wage - in the range from € 1000 and above, in orange - from € 500 to € 1000, in red - below € 500. Countries marked on the map in purple do not have a minimum wage.

Minimum wages by EU member states

EU member state Monthly minimum wage (EUR) Monthly minimum wage Hourly rate Exchange rate Effective per
Foo 10 10 10-10-2000
Belgium Logo European Central Bank.svg Belgium 1562.59 €1,562.59[3][4] €9.49 1 1 June 2017
Bulgaria Bulgaria 235.20 460.00 lev (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[5] 2.77 lev[5] 1.95583 1 January 2017
Croatia Croatia 436.80 3,276.00 kuna[6] 18.90 kuna 7.50 1 January 2017
Czech Republic Czech Republic 426.19 11,000.00 koruna (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[7] 66.00 koruna[7] 25.81 1 January 2017
Estonia Logo European Central Bank.svg Estonia 470.00 €470.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[8] €2.78[8] 1 1 January 2017
France Logo European Central Bank.svg France 1480.27 €1,480.27 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[3][1] €9.76[9] 1 1 January 2017
Germany Logo European Central Bank.svg Germany 1498.00 €1,498.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[3][1] €8.84[10] 1 1 January 2017
Greece Logo European Central Bank.svg Greece 683.76 €683.76 (€586.08 in 14 payments)[3][1][11] €3.94 1 14 February 2012
Hungary Hungary 430.98 133,000.00 forint[12] 794.00 forint 309.12 1 January 2018
Republic of Ireland Logo European Central Bank.svg Ireland 1563.25 €1,563.25 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[3][1] €9.25[13] 1 1 January 2017
Latvia Logo European Central Bank.svg Latvia 380.00 €380.00[3] €2.19 1 1 January 2017
Lithuania Logo European Central Bank.svg Lithuania 380.00 €380.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[14] €2.32[14] 1 1 July 2016
Luxembourg Logo European Central Bank.svg Luxembourg 1998.59 €1,998.59 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[15] €11.55[15] 1 1 January 2017
Malta Logo European Central Bank.svg Malta 735.63 €735.63 (minimum wage is fixed at a weekly rate)[3][1] €4.24 1 1 January 2017
Netherlands Logo European Central Bank.svg Netherlands 1565.40 €1,565.40[16] €9.03 1 1 July 2017
Poland Poland 473.93 2,000 złoty[17] 11.54 złoty 4.22 1 January 2017
Portugal Logo European Central Bank.svg Portugal 649.83 €649.83 (€557 in 14 payments)[3][1] €3.75 1 1 January 2017
Romania Romania 409 1,900 lei[18] 11.40 lei 4.64 1 January 2018
Slovakia Logo European Central Bank.svg Slovakia 435.00 €435.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[19] €2.50[19] 1 1 January 2017
Slovenia Logo European Central Bank.svg Slovenia 804.96 €804.96[3] €4.64 1 1 January 2017
Spain Logo European Central Bank.svg Spain 825.65 €825.65 (€707.7 in 14 payments)[3][1] €4.76 1 1 January 2017
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1375.83 £1,238.25 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[20] £7.50[20] 0.90 1 April 2017

EU member states with no minimum wage

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