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Monthly salaries in Bulgaria vary from 312 to 15,000 euro

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In August 276,883 Bulgarians received salaries over the average monthly 702 euro. In a written answer to a parliamentary question Finance Minister Kiril Ananiev states that 2,193 people received over 15,000 euro per month. A year ago their number was 2,030 which means an increase of 8%. In the last 4 years the number of people with exceedingly high salaries has gone up by 83%. In August 2016 their number was 1,021. 19,537 receive monthly salaries of over 4,000 euro, Trud newspaper writes.

627,103 workers have received the most common salaries of 511 to 1,022 euro per month. 36.6% of all employees or 713,000 people receive salaries, which, after tax, are below the minimum salary of 312 euro per month, the finance minister states.

The data are based on 2.3 million people working under employment contracts. 

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