Croatian Average Salary Grows Fastest in Region

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With the exception of Slovenia, Croats have the highest salaries among the former Yugoslav republics.

It is well known that wages in southeastern Europe are not particularly high, especially when compared with member states of the European Union, but how much do Croats and their neighbours really earn? According to data for May, the highest average salary in the region was paid in Slovenia where it amounted to 1,050.78 euros, while the lowest wage was paid in Macedonia, with only 372.55 euros (22,889 Macedonian denars), reports N1 on 7 August 2017.

At the same time, the average salary for May paid in Croatia was 813.17 euros (6.025 kunas), in Montenegro 510 euros (data for June), in Bosnia and Herzegovina 439.71 euros (860 convertible marks) and Serbia 409.63 euros (49,238 Serbian dinars).

Interestingly, in comparison with the last year, the average salary grew the most in Croatia, by 63.47 euros, while the smallest increase was registered in Montenegro, by just 7 euros.

When it comes to the average wage growth in the region, the second fastest growth this year was recorded in Serbia, where salaries grew by 39.93 euros, and in Slovenia by 30.38 euros.

Low levels of average wage growth were registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with just 11.71 euros, and in Macedonia, with only 9.05 euros.

The average salary at the end of last year was 1,020.40 euros in Slovenia, 749.70 euros in Croatia, 503 euros in Montenegro, 428 euros in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 369.70 euros in Serbia, and 363.50 euros in Macedonia.

Translated from N1.


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