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NMW Turkey 2018

The national minimum wage increase in Turkey

In 2018, the national minimum wage in Turkey remained fixed at 446.4 € per month, that is 5,357 euros per year, taking into account 12 payments per year.

If we look at the minimum salary in Turkish liras, which is the official currency in Turkey, we can see that, this year, it was 2,029.5 Turkish liras and accordingly, the national minimum wage has been raised 252 Turkish liras per month from the previous year, 14.18%. This increase is greater than the CPI of 2017 which was 11.9%, so workers have gained buying power in the last year.

If we look at the ranking of the national minimum wage that we publish, Turkey is in 34 nd place, so it is among the countries with the lowest minimum salary of the 97 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 Turkey. You can see NMW in other countries in National Minimum Wage 2018 and see all the information about this country in Turkey economy.

Turkey - Minimum wages
DateNat. Curr. NMWNMWNMW
20182,029.5535.4 $446.4 €
20171,777.5504.6 $479.5 €
20161,647.0563.9 $518.5 €
20151,273.5478.6 $417.8 €
20151,201.5515.9 $424.3 €
20141,134.0541.7 $391.5 €
20141,071.0502.3 $361.8 €
20131,021.5541.7 $405.2 €
2013978.6549.2 $415.5 €
2012940.5509.8 $411.9 €
2012886.5468.2 $362.8 €
2011837.0526.5 $356.2 €
2011796.5516.8 $384.9 €
2010760.5484.3 $392.0 €
2010729.0489.0 $338.3 €
2009693.4450.8 $320.8 €
2009666.0436.6 $309.9 €
2008638.7528.0 $330.5 €
2008608.4523.5 $354.3 €
2007585.0443.3 $329.8 €
2007562.5399.2 $301.8 €
2006531.0394.8 $333.5 €
2005488.7266.2 €
2004444.2246.0 €
2004423.0238.8 €
2003306.0176.1 €
2002250.9159.0 €
2002222.0174.9 €
2001167.9157.4 €
2001140.0224.2 €
2000118.8201.1 €
2000109.8201.6 €
199993.6215.2 €
199978.1213.5 €
Turkey - Minimum wages
Turkey - Minimum wages