In the EU countries, they plan to revise the minimum wage, and in Ukraine, it has already been raised since September 1 (and now it is quite noticeably ahead of the Belarusian one).
Tut.by has compared the "minimum wage" in neighboring countries with ours.
In Belarus, the minimum wage in 2020 is 375 rubles (last year - 330 rubles). Employers cannot pay less than this amount to the full-time employees.
In Russia, the minimum wage from January 1 of this year is 12,130 Russian rubles (412 Belarusian rubles). At the same time, the regions can set their own minimum wage; the main thing is that it should not be lower than the federal one. For example, in Moscow it is 20 195 rubles (686 Belarusian) and in St. Petersburg - 19000 rubles (646 Belarusian).
In Ukraine, since September 1, the minimum wage has increased to 5,000 hryvnias (458 rubles). Before that, it was 4723 hryvnia (432 rubles). In addition, a further 30% increase in the minimum wage is planned for 2021. So, from January 1 next year, the minimum wage in Ukraine will increase to 6,000 hryvnias (549 rubles), from July 1 - up to 6,500 hryvnias (595 rubles).
The minimum wage in Lithuania since the beginning of this year is 607 euros (1855 rubles) gross. Last year, the minimum wage was 555 euros (1,696 rubles). Now in Lithuania, they are discussing how much to increase this indicator next year. Trade unions offer an increase of 46 euros (141 rubles); however, according to the Ministry of Social Protection and Labor, due to the problems in the economy caused by the coronavirus, it is possible to raise the minimum wage only by 4 euros (12 rubles). As a result, it was decided to postpone the discussion to a later date.
In Latvia, the minimum wage is now 430 euros (1,314 rubles). This year it was not raised, but from January 1, 2021, the minimum wage will rise to 500 euros (1,528 rubles).
In Poland, since the beginning of 2020, the minimum wage is 2,600 zlotys (1,767 rubles). Next year it is planned to increase it to 2800 zlotys (1903 rubles).