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Half of Croatian Workers Earn Over a Thousand Euros

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Every second employed individual in Croatia earns over a thousand euros, with the median salary for September standing at 1,004 euros, according to Zagreb’s daily, Večernji List.

Recent data reveals that a quarter of the workforce, approximately 420,000 workers, received up to 763 euros net. The top ten percent of earners took home over 1,772 euros, while the lowest-paid ten percent received up to 651 euros.

Lower wages have seen a boost of about 13% over the past year and approximately 22% over the last two years. Conversely, higher wages have grown at a slightly slower pace – 10% since 2022 and 18% compared to September 2021.

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Local Croatian media highlight that a labour shortage has prompted these wage increases, as employers had to raise salaries to retain their staff. 

In line with this, it’s estimated that Croatia currently needs at least 200,000 foreign workers to meet labour market demands.

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