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NMW Bulgaria 2021

The national minimum wage increase in Bulgaria

In 2021, the national minimum wage in Bulgaria remained fixed at 332.3 € per month, that is 3,988 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 650 Bulgarian Lev and accordingly, the national minimum wage has been raised 40 Bulgarian Lev per month from the previous year, 6.56%. This increase is greater than the CPI of 2020 which was 0.1%, 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 47 nd place, so it is among the countries with the lowest minimum salary of the 100 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 2021 and see all the information about this country in Bulgaria economy.

Bulgaria - Minimum wages
DateNat. Curr. NMWNMWNMW
January 2021650.0407.8 $332.3 €
December 2020355.4 $
January 2020610.0350.4 $311.9 €
December 2019320.5 $
January 2019560.0327.9 $286.3 €
December 2018307.8 $
January 2018510.0312.7 $260.8 €
December 2017265.1 $
January 2017460.0247.9 $235.2 €
December 2016237.6 $
January 2016420.0233.8 $214.8 €
December 2015215.4 $
June 2015380.0213.1 $194.3 €
January 2015360.0223.5 $184.1 €
December 2014230.6 $
January 2014340.0239.7 $173.8 €
December 2013210.4 $
January 2013310.0209.1 $158.5 €
December 2012190.5 $
June 2012290.0183.9 $148.3 €
January 2012270.0178.6 $138.1 €
December 2011170.6 $
January 2011240.0164.0 $122.7 €
December 2010162.5 $
January 2010240.0176.8 $122.7 €
December 2009170.6 $
January 2009240.0170.8 $122.7 €
December 2008164.5 $
January 2008220.0165.6 $112.5 €
December 2007126.0 $
January 2007180.0121.2 $92.0 €
December 2006102.6 $
January 2006160.096.5 $81.8 €
December 200595.3 $
January 2005150.0104.5 $76.7 €
December 200476.2 $
January 2004120.077.5 $61.4 €
December 200363.5 $
January 2003110.059.0 $56.3 €
December 200248.2 $
January 2002100.045.3 $51.4 €
December 200138.9 $
June 200185.037.0 $43.7 €
January 200179.037.6 $40.4 €
December 200035.3 $
June 200075.038.4 €
January 200067.034.3 €
December 199936.5 $
June 199967.034.3 €
January 199961.031.2 €
Bulgaria - Minimum wages
Bulgaria - Minimum wages