Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovak workers earn more this year than last

WORKING people earned Sk16,022 (€415) per month on average in the first quarter of this year, a 7.2 percent real growth year-on-year, the daily Pravda reported, based on the latest data from the Slovak Statistics Office.

Although people in all Slovak regions enjoyed a real wage increase, those in the wealthy Bratislava region still take home an estimated Sk7,000 to 10,000 (€181-259) more per month.

The average nominal monthly wage in Bratislava reached Sk22,072 (€572) for the first three months of this year. Workers in Eastern Slovakia's Prešov region earned Sk11,949 (€310), the lowest of all.

Košice workers take home the second best pay, earning Sk15,580 (€404) per month on average.

Bratislava recorded the highest real growth of wages - 10.1 percent. On the opposite end, Prešov again fared the worse, its real wages increasing just 2.1 percent year on year.

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

Top stories

Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.

Illustrative stock photo

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Christmas Markets Bratislava

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.