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NMW Bulgaria 2024

The national minimum wage increase in Bulgaria

In 2024, the national minimum wage in Bulgaria remained fixed at €477 per month, that is 5,724 euros per year, taking into account 12 payments per year.

If we look at the minimum salary in Bulgarian Lev, which is the official currency in Bulgaria, we can see that, this year, it was 933 Bulgarian Lev and accordingly, the national minimum wage has been raised 153 Bulgarian Lev per month from the previous year, 19.62%. This increase is greater than the CPI of 2023 which was 4.7%, so workers have gained buying power in the last year.

If we look at the ranking of the national minimum wage that we publish, Bulgaria is in 48 nd place, so it is among the countries with the lowest minimum salary of the 120 of the list.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) of a country is the minimum amount (lowest salary) per hour, per day, or per month that employers may legally pay to workers.

In the table that follows we show you the progression of the National Minimum Wage Bulgaria. You can see NMW in other countries in National Minimum Wage 2024 and see all the information about this country in Bulgaria economy.

Bulgaria - Minimum wages
DateNat. Curr. NMWNMWNMW
January 2024933.0€477.0
June 2023780.0$426.0€398.8
January 2023780.0$432.0€398.8
June 2022710.0$388.9€363.0
January 2022650.0$381.7€332.3
January 2021650.0$393.0€332.3
June 2020610.0$347.3€311.9
January 2020610.0$355.4€311.9
June 2019560.0$319.3€286.3
January 2019560.0$320.5€286.3
June 2018510.0$305.1€260.8
January 2018510.0$307.8€260.8
June 2017460.0$263.9€235.2
January 2017460.0$265.1€235.2
June 2016420.0$239.5€214.8
January 2016420.0$237.6€214.8
June 2015380.0$213.1€194.3
January 2015360.0$215.4€184.1
June 2014340.0$236.6€173.8
January 2014340.0$230.6€173.8
June 2013310.0$206.1€158.5
January 2013310.0$210.4€158.5
June 2012290.0$183.9€148.3
January 2012270.0$190.5€138.1
June 2011240.0$176.5€122.7
January 2011240.0$170.6€122.7
January 2010240.0$162.5€122.7
January 2009240.0$170.6€122.7
June 2008220.0$174.4€112.5
January 2008220.0$164.5€112.5
June 2007180.0$123.8€92.0
January 2007180.0$126.0€92.0
June 2006160.0$105.3€81.8
January 2006160.0$102.6€81.8
June 2005150.0$94.6€76.7
January 2005150.0$95.3€76.7
June 2004120.0$75.2€61.6
January 2004120.0$76.2€61.4
June 2003110.0$66.8€56.5
January 2003110.0$63.5€56.3
June 2002100.0$48.1€51.2
January 2002100.0$48.2€51.4
June 200185.0$37.0€43.7
January 200179.0$38.9€40.4
June 200075.0
January 200067.0$35.3€34.3
June 199961.0
January 199961.0$36.5€31.2
Bulgaria - Minimum wages
Bulgaria - Minimum wages