According to the document drawn up by the Strategy and Planning Office (GEP) of the Ministry of Labour, last year 56% of workers in Portugal received a salary of less than 1,000 euros, a percentage that compares with 72% in 2015.
In the case of young people, 65% received less than 1,000 euros in 2022, compared to 84% in 2015.
The average salary of workers with remuneration declared to Social Security was 1,269.34 euros last year, 29% higher than the value of 2015, while for young people (up to 30 years old), the average salary was 1,037.57 euros, 40% more compared to 2015.
GEP data also show that the percentage of workers receiving up to 760 euros (the value of the national minimum wage in 2023) was halved in 2022 compared to 2015, having gone from 60% to around 30%.
Considering the total number of workers in October, on average, wages increased by 5.2% compared to 2021, indicates the data.
Portugal soon will be not only the western European country with the lowest salaries but the country with the lowest salaries in the EU. Soon will be overtaken by Romania. On the other hand Lisbon is more expensive than most European cities let that sink in.
By Robert from Alentejo on 19 Jan 2023, 14:53
a great discussion about increase of salary, let us show the increasing of living in those... its totally disastrous for general people....
By ABU HENA MOSTOFA KAMAL from Lisbon on 19 Jan 2023, 15:03