According to the European Statistics Office, 13 EU Member States had, as of January 2022, minimum wages below €1,000 per month, namely: Bulgaria (€332), Latvia (€500), Romania (€515), Hungary (€542), Croatia (€624), Slovakia (€646), Czech Republic (€652), Estonia (€654), Poland (€655), Lithuania (€730), Greece (€774), Malta (€792) and Portugal (€823).
It should be noted that the minimum wage set in Portugal for 2022 is €705 euros, but paid in 14 months - with the addition of holiday and Christmas allowances -, with Eurostat dividing the total amount by 12 months, raising the value to €823.
In Slovenia and Spain – €1,074 and €1,126, respectively – minimum wages were slightly above €1,000 per month while in the remaining six of the 21 Member States values were above €1,500 per month: France (€1,603), Germany (€1,621), Belgium (€1,658), the Netherlands (€1,725), Ireland (€1,775) and Luxembourg (€2,257 euros).
In Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Italy, Finland and Sweden, there is no national minimum wage.
Considering this, it is interesting that PT people pay more for fuel than many other EU countries.
Also PT has the third most expensive taxes /IVA on electricity than other EU countries. 47% of the electricity bill is taxes/IVA in PT.
Only Denmark & Germany are higher than PT.
By L from Other on 01 Feb 2022, 08:33
What is the point of having a minimum wage when most job opportunities offer a freelance commission payment. They do this to avoid a minimum salary and it seems to be legal inPortugal.
By Anita from Algarve on 01 Feb 2022, 08:44