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Cyprus civil servants’ salaries close to EU average, says survey (table)

A new Civil Servants’ Confederation (ADEDY) survey has found that Cyprus civil servants’ salaries are close to the EU average of €2,321 (€2,750 Eurozone average), Phileleftheros reports.

The survey divides civil servant salaries in Europe into three bands, the lower one with salaries up to €1.500, a middle group and a high income group.

ADEDY’s ranking places Bulgaria at the lower end with EUR 550 gross monthly income and Denmark at the top end with EUR 5,741.

Country Civil servants’ gross monthly income (EUR) Buying power index Housing and utilities costs (EUR) Annual health and education spending per resident (EUR)
Bulgaria 550 47.8 4,296 851
Croatia 874 66 6,567 1,351
Lithuania 946 62.9 5,676 1,000
Portugal 1,000 84 6,006 1,938
Slovenia 1,000 83.8 6,636 1,316
Greece 1,065 84.1 6,481 1,868
Slovakia 1,153 68 6,326 987
Poland 1,181 56.6 6,528 1,143
Czechia 1,220 65.7 3,427 537
Malta 1,582 82 2,376 2,056
Austria 2,177 106.1 9,212 2,285
Estonia 2,268 75.3 717 1,364
EU 28 2,321 100 6,486 1,890
Spain 2,380 91.6 9,667 2,112
Cyprus 2,656 87.8 8,529 3,449
Eurozone 19 2,750 101.5 6,874 2,117
Belgium 2,750 109.1 10,366 2,936
France 3,236 107.9 6,505 1,895
Netherlands 3,255 111 10,178 1,695
Latvia 3,563 71.2 1,105 1,079
Ireland 3,988 123.8 11,015 3,847
Italy 4,400 100.5 10,775 1,792
Germany 4,464 103.3 10,492 2,382
Luxembourg 4.500 125.2 17,811 2,347
Finland 5,000 121.1 10,186 ,154
Sweden 5,361 125.8 9,248 1,587
Denmark 5,741 140.7 7,839 1,984

Source: ADEDY/Phileleftheros

THE TARGET SALARIES

Interestingly, the survey also estimated the required shift in civil servant salaries to reach optimal index figures for each country, given that the cost of life remains unchanged.

In Greece, for example, ADEDY estimates that salaries need to go up by 160% to reach €2,766, in Portugal by 165.3% to reach €2,653.

Luxembourg salaries, the survey notes, should go up 115% to €9,677.

For Cyprus, average salaries would need to go up by 34.9% to reach €3,584 and for Italy 33% to €5,851.

No shift is required, it was mentioned, for Bulgaria, Czechia, Lithuania and Malta.

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