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Jan. average take-home pay HUF 154,500/month

Analysis

The average take-home pay in Hungary was HUF 154,500 per month in January, an increase of 4.1% over January of the previous year, the Hungarian Statistics Office (KSH) reported today. The average gross pay (before taxes) was HUF 235,900, which also represented a 4.1% year on year increase, KSH said.

Given that the consumer price index actually fell slightly in January, it can be construed that the increase was in real wages – so the average Hungarian worker was at least about 4% better off in January than they were a year ago. 

"Average gross earnings were the highest in information and communication activities (HUF 461,900) and the lowest in human health and social work activities (HUF 145,300)," KSH said in its announcement.

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