Subsistence level rises by 2.9 percent to Sk5,130

The subsistence level for an adult in Slovakia increased by 2.9 percent, or Sk150, to Sk5,130 on July 1. The Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and the Family has set the new level in its regulation.

The subsistence level for other adults in a household increased by Sk100 to Sk3,580 and the level for a dependent child was raised by Sk70 to Sk2,340.

The ministry valorises the subsistence level annually on July 1 according to the development of living costs.

The subsistence level serves as a reference for calculating certain social benefits.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Former state secretary describes the corruption at courts

Schools will definitely not open on Monday. Coronavirus vaccine could be available starting in mid-December. Slovakia joins campaign to fight violence against women.

The Presidential Palace lit in orange, to support the Orange the world! campaign.

One in five women has experienced violence

The situation is far from satisfactory, said President Čaputová.

Secret votes and public lies

There are uncanny echoes today of Slovakia’s agonies over its choice of chief prosecutor ten years ago.

Dobroslav Trnka (left) and Jozef Čentéš (right), the candidate who was eventually selected by MPs in 2011, never got to take up the post because the then president, Ivan Gašparovič refused to appoint him for reasons that were never clearly explained.

How a Catholic charity became a voice for migrants in Slovakia

Religious organisations have added leverage in changing perceptions of foreigners and migrants, says Caritas Slovakia.

Caritas Slovakia's ‘World Without “the Other” – Migration Myths’ campaign educates Slovaks on migration in a fun and artistic way.