Greek state employees lowest paid in EU
According to the 2002 INE-GSEE report based on available data, Greek state employees are the lowest paid in the EU. State employees’ average monthly earnings in this country come to 1,200 euros, compared to the EU average of 2,100 euros, or 55 percent on average of equivalent earnings in other member states. Purchasing power in Greece is also the lowest in Europe, with the exception of Portugal. Greece also has the second lowest minimum wage. According to Eurostat, the minimum monthly wage in Greece is 473 euros (in Portugal, it’s 406 euros), while on average the minimum wage in EU countries comes to 924 euros. It is worth noting that the minimum wage in Luxembourg is 1,290 euros and in the Netherlands, 1,207 euros.