The Croatian example shows how much loss of eye light is the gross minimum wage of 200 thousand
If the Hungarian government can agree on the representation of employees and employers, then in 2022 the minimum wage will be HUF 200,000 gross. Its net amount is HUF 133 thousand with the currently valid tax and contribution rules.
Hungary does not differentiate between wages;
This means that in Croatia, where the gross wage will be the lowest 4668 kuna (225 thousand forints) next year, the workers will receive 80 percent of the 80 percent, ie a net 3750 kunas (180 thousand forints).
In Croatia, of course, prices are higher than in Hungary; the Eurostat
according to last year’s 11.6 actual life was more expensive. This means that Croatian minimum wage earners are not able to buy as many more products and services than Hungarians as they take home (35.3 percent), but the difference of 23.7 percent can also be felt.
By the way, the Croatian minimum wage is not EUR 500, which is important in Croatia, as it now seems that they will say goodbye to the kuna on 1 January 2023 and switch to the common European currency.
Beyond 50 percent of the average wage
Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic – a Total Croatia News according to – specifically highlighted that next year the net minimum wage will be the average monthly wage 52.7 percent will be and this is the first time that the ratio of two has managed to be exercised above 50 percent.
In August this year, the average net wage in Croatia was HUF 7,118, or HUF 341,600, compared to HUF 275,550 in Hungary. The Hungarian net minimum wage in 2022 is the average 48.3 percent exposes. (These rates are expected to deteriorate in Hungary and Croatia as well, as wage increases continue and further average wage statistics become known).
Median and mean
Plenkovic also mentioned the median wage, which is 6014 kuna net, or 288,600 forints, in Croatia.
The median wage is the amount at which the same number of workers earn more than less. This data better shows people’s standard of living, as the average can be skewed by, for example, very high salaries. The smaller the difference between the median and average earnings, the smaller the wage differences.
Croatia is ahead of us in this too, because there is the average net median wage 84.5 percent exposes. Meanwhile, the median wage in Hungary – also in August – was HUF 222,000 net, which is the average wage 80.6 percent.