Average gross monthly pay rises to HUF 232,300
The average Hungarian was earning HUF 232,300 before taxes in April, according to the Hungarian Statistics Office (KSH), which meant their buying power increased an estimated 4.2% compared to a year earlier.
Although the year-on-year income increase in nominal terms was 2.4%, a drop in prices in April meant that the increase in real terms was higher. Year-on-year in April, Hungarian wages actually rose 4.2% in real terms, according to calculations by Portfolio.hu.
As for pay to different sectors, those categories remained stable, according to KSH. Financial and insurance workers did best, with an average gross wage of HUF 504,700. The second-best paying field was information and communication, where workers average a gross monthly wage of HUF 470,200. The poorest paid group were health-care workers, who brought home an average of HUF 136,800 per month after taxes in April.
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