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Net salary of BGN 1,069 needed to cover basic living expenses in Bulgaria

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A working person in Bulgaria needs to receive a net salary of BGN 1,069 (EUR 547) to cover his/her living expenses, which include food, housing, education, healthcare, clothing, transport and communications. 

There are nearly 700,000 working poor in the country. This is shown by the data of the Institute for Social and Trade Union Research of CITUB for June. The trade union insists that incomes in Bulgaria increase sharply before and after the country's entry into the eurozone.

According to data posted on the CITUB website, a Bulgarian citizen working at a minimum wage can buy 583 loaves of bread of 500 grams. For comparison, in the leading country in this respect - Germany, the minimum wage worker can buy 1,232 loaves of bread, according to CITUB.

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