Minimum wage changed 25 times in the past 25 years

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The minimum wage in Albania has changed 25 times since 1995.

The latest change took place this January, when it was increased by 4000 ALL, reaching the level of 30,000 ALL (292 USD).

This increase that is taking place in an electoral year can be considered unprecedented, since the past increases have been minimal, and sometimes just an indexing move.

The minimum wage has grown progressively in the past 25 years. Until 2005 it has been almost insignificant, but after that year it has increased by almost 2000 ALL, although not every year.

The minimum wage was left unchanged in 2007, from 2013 to 2017, and from 2018 to 2020. The highest increase was made recently by the Rama government and entered in effect this January 1st, 2021.