Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said today that the average salary in December is expected to be 445 euro, while the one in March will range between 460 and 465 euro.
Vucic added that 2018 was one of the most successful ones in terms of average salary and reminded that seven years ago, during the previous government, the average salary was 331 euro, while in October this year, it stood at 423 euro.
He also predicted that the average wage in December should be in the range of 445 euro which is around 30% more compared to seven years ago.
“Due to the increase in civil servant salaries and an 8.6% growth of minimum wage, we expect the average salary in March 2019 between 460 and 465 euro, which is an increase of more than 35 or 36%. Of course, I was hoping for at least 500 euro, but despite the measures of fiscal consolidation, we have managed to reach the average salary that is only 35 euro lower than that”, said Vucic.
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He went on to say that the minimum wage in Serbia in 2011 was only 161 euro, while now it is 228 euro.
“Although this is a big difference, still the minimum wage should be even higher and we are going to aim for 250 euro next year, and 300 euro in the coming years”, Vucic announced.
He also thanked trade unions for their support.
Vucic went on to say that pensions were also increased and that now the average monthly pension is 227 euro with a tendency of increase, as the economy grows.
Vucic also said that he was grateful to the Chinese and the French for the takeover of RTB Bor and Nikola Tesla Airport respectively, adding that he was also thankful to other companies that have invested in Serbia.
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