Hungarian government to increase pensions by 2.7 percent in 2019

Healthcare, law enforcement and public administration workers will receive pay rises, and the minimum wage will also be increased in 2019

The Hungarian government has revealed that it will increase pensions by 2.7 percent next year.

Gergely Gulyás said pensioners will also get a premium of an average 16,000-17,000 HUF (49-53 EUR) each, adding that the move will cost the central budget a total 41 billion HUF (12.7m EUR).

Gulyás also said that wages for nurses will have been doubled by 2019, compared to 2012, and would be increased by another 72 percent by 2022. What’s more, people employed in the central public administration will benefit from an average 30 percent hike, while salaries in defense and law enforcement administration will also be raised by 25 percent.

The government will also raise the minimum wage next year. “The government will continue to grant its approval to the agreement of employers and employees on a minimum wage hike,” he said.