Minimal salary in Slovenia and other EU countries

Minimal salary in Slovenia and other EU countries

Recently, we have written about the changes in the minimal wage in Slovenia. But we have received several inquiries as to how this salary compares to other EU countries. Therefore, to help you make the decision about starting your business in Slovenia easier, we have gathered the information in the summary table below.

Minimal salary in Slovenia

When opening a company in Slovenia, you will most likely also employ workers in your company. So, it would be good to get acquainted with the amount of the minimal salary that your employees will be entitled to. For instance, the employment contract states the gross amount of the salary and it is determined by the Law on minimal salary. Also in 2019, the gross amount of the minimal salary will amount to 886,63 EUR per month. But by 1st January 2020 it will increase further – to 940,58 EUR gross per month.

Therefore, to see the what the gross amount would turn to after payment of all contributions, you can use our online salary calculator.

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Minimal salary in other EU countries

To compare the Slovene minimal salary to EU standards, we have also gathered information on the salary in other EU countries. This will also give you perspective when doing business in Europe.

Additionally, the countries in the summary table are sorted in order, from the one with highest minimal salary to the ones with the lowest. For instance, the information in the table dates back to February 2019.

Country Minimal gross salary Country Minimal gross salary
Luxemburg 2.071,10 Portugal 700,00
Ireland 1.656,20 Lithuania 555,00
Holland 1.615,80 Estonia 540,00
Belgium 1.593,76 Poland 523,09
Germany 1.557,09 Slovakia 520,00
France 1.521,22 Czech Republic 518,97
UK 1.453,28 Croatia 464,20
Spain 1.050,00 Romania 446,02
Malta 761,97 Latvia 430,00
Greece 758,33 Bulgaria 286,33


Of course, height of the minimal salary is not always the true indicator of the standard of life in a certain country. Additional factors apart from the minimal salary are also prices of real estate, prices of life necessities, rate of taxation, rate of unemployment and other factors.

Register a company with the support of company Data!

Hence, if you have decided to do your business in Slovenia, Data can assist you to register a new company in Slovenia. Firstly, we can obtain the necessary documents for company registration

You can also sign the company’s establishment act at our office, as we are a governmentally licensed VEM point.

In addition, our legal department can help you to understand the content of the employment contract and the legislation behind minimal salary. They can also draft contracts for your company.

At Data, we also offer accountancy services and tax consultation. Our accountants can make sure that you understand what the minimal salary consists of.

Should you need a business address, we can also provide services of virtual office.

For more information on company registration in Slovenia, you can write to our email You can also contact us over the phone 00386 1 6006 270 or 00386 40 530 718 (Viber, WhatsApp). Also, you can follow us on Facebook.

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