Budget-2017: Ukrainian Government to raise minimum wages

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is expected that minimum wage will reach 68.56 USD by the end of the next year
21:06, 19 September 2016


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Cabinet of Ministers suggests raising the minimum wage in Ukraine three times during the next year. This is contained in the draft budget 2017, published on the official web-site of the Verkhovna Rada.

Specifically, the minimum monthly wage may be set at $62.25 on January 1, $65.53 since May 1 and $68,56 since December 1. As for hourly wages – it may raise from $0.38 to $0.41 by the end of 2017.

Apart from that cost of living level may also be raised three times during the next year. Thus it may reach almost $66.15.

Related: Budget 2017: How Ukraine’s Cabinet is going to split 700 billion UAH

The cost of living for children under 6 years old may reach $58.05; for children of 6 – 18 years old – almost $72.37.

The cost of living for employable persons may go up to $68.56.

Related: The seven "pillars" of Ukraine's budget for 2017

As it was reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine offered to spend more than 9 million dollars on the Ministry of Information Policy in 2017.

*The numbers are calculated based on the official currency exchange rate as of September, 19, which according to makes 25.7 UAH per 1 USD.

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