Minimum wage increase introduced on January 1
Starting on January 1 the Estonian minimum wage rose from €540 to €584.
The minimum hourly rate was €3.21 last year and has now risen to €3.48.
Trade unions and employers reached a minimum wage agreement through a national conciliator at the end of last year.
The minimum wage will rise to approximately 40 percent of the average wage.
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