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Jan 07, 2021

Gross wages in Hungary grew by an annual 8.8 percent in October

Compared with ten years ago, gross earnings increased by 97 percent in Jan-Oct 2020, while net earnings without benefits have grown by 99.7 percent.

 

The Central Statistical Office (KSH) has announced that gross wages in Hungary grew by an annual 8.8 percent in October, level with the increase in the previous month.

According to MTI, the average gross monthly wage for full-time employees was HUF 397,400 (EUR 1,111), while the average net wage was 262,900. Based on annual inflation of 3 percent in October, real wages grew by 5.6 percent.

Sándor Bodó, State Secretary for Employment at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM), said that gross and net earnings grew by 9.7 percent in January-October, and taking into account the average 3.5 percent increase in consumer prices, real wages rose by an annual 6 percent.

Wage growth in Hungary has been constant for 94 months, since the start of 2013. Compared with ten years ago, gross earnings increased by 97 percent in Jan-Oct 2020, while net earnings without benefits have grown by 99.7 percent.

“Since the start of the last decade, wages in Hungary have doubled, while the employment rate has expanded steadily, bringing about major improvements to the quality of life of Hungarian families,” Bodó said. 

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