Average Wage in Bulgaria Increased 4-fold in 2000-2015

Finance | May 22, 2015, Friday // 20:34|  views

Bozhidar Danev, Chair of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA), photo by BGNES

The average wage in Bulgaria increased four times from BGN 225 to BGN 800 over the past 15 years.

The energy sector boasts the highest average wage, at BGN 2260, which increased five times and a half in the period 2000-2015, according to reports of the Bulgarian National Radio.

According to employers in Bulgaria, the situation is paradoxical because the energy sector registers losses of at least BGN 700 M a year.

High wages are also paid in the spheres of real estate and finance.

At the bottom of the ranking are sectors such as the processing industry and agriculture.

There is a huge difference between the average income in Bulgaria’s capital and the other regions.

While in Sofia the average wage stands at BGN 1070, in Vidin, a city located in Bulgaria’s poorest northwestern region, it amounts to BGN 516.

Bozhidar Danev, Executive Director of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA), argued that it was only normal to witness migration towards the capital.

“We keep creating the economic grounds for protests and clashes in society,” he suggested.

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