Bulgaria: Number of „Working Poors“ Grows Considerably

Politics ♦ Published: October 15, 2013; 12:09 ♦ (Vindobona)

Bulgaria´s average wage only comes at € 269 per month. 600,000 Bulgarian earn less than € 180 per month.

In total, 600,000 Bulgarian white-collar workers earn less than € 180 per month. This corresponds to 28% of the workforce. According to Plame Dimitrov, President of the Bulgarian trade union KNSB, these persons are classified “working poor”. In Bulgaria, the minimum wage only stands at € 159 per month. Dimitrov underlines that older female workers and low-educated workers are…