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Cost of housing cuts Bratislava salaries

The high cost of living in Bratislava offsets the higher salaries earned by people in the capital, the Sme daily wrote on October 10.

The average gross wage in Bratislava is Sk25,000, which is Sk6,000 above the Slovak average of Sk19,000. But the cost of living in the Slovak capital significantly reduces higher salaries.

The average net wage of Bratislava residents, Sk19,000, would
not be high enough for a monthly mortgage instalment for a three-room apartment. But Prešov residents, with an average net wage of Sk11,500, would be able to afford a monthly mortgage instalment of Sk8,000 for a comparable
apartment.

Some services like hairdressers, lawyers and food in restaurants are also more expensive in Bratislava.

-SITA

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

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