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