Despite the fact that minimum wage in Lithuania was raised in the beginning of 2015 to 300 euros, Lithuania is still behind most European countries. According to statistics published by Eurostat, Lithuania is 20th among countries that reported about their minimum wage. Luxembourg is leading with 1922.06 euros as minimum monthly pay to workers.
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It is not a secret that the Lithuanian youth is leaving the small Baltic country and moving to places where they can earn more money for the same work. One of the most popular destinations is Great Britain, where minimum pay is 1378.87 euros per month, and the Netherlands where they will get at least 1501.80 euros – making in one month what they would have to work five months for back home.

Lithuania’s neighbour, Latvia several spots ahead, number 17, with 360 euros as minimum wage, while Estonian employers must pay their workers at least 390 euros per month, putting the country in the 15th place.

In Russia, which is struggling under an economic crisis, minimum monthly wage is 85 euros. Ukraine, that is suffering from the Russian aggression, pays more than twice lower than in Russia with 41 euros in a month. In the United States, the minimum wage is 1035.06 euros.

Minimum wage in some European countries (in euros):

Luxemburg
1922.96

Belgium
1501.82

The Netherlands
1501.80

Germany
1473

France
1457.52

United Kingdom
1378.87

Slovenia
790.73

Spain
756.70

Malta
720.46

Greece
683.76

Portugal
589.17

Turkey
424.26

Poland
409.53

Croatia
395.61

Estonia
390

Slovakia
380

Latvia
360

Hungary
332.76

Czech Republic
331.76

Lithuania
300

Montenegro
288.05

Serbia
235.05

Romania
217.50

Macedonia
213.72

Bulgaria
184.07

Albania
156.99

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