Turkey is raising its minimum wage by 15% as of Jan. 1, the country’ labor, social services and family minister announced on Thursday. Net minimum wage for single people will be 2,324 Turkish liras ($391.5) a month, up from 2,020 Turkish liras a month ($381.3), Zehra Zumrut Selcuk said.
The new gross minimum wage, before deductions such as social security premiums and income taxes, will reach to 2,943 liras ($495.9). “This year, the Minimum Wage Determination Commission took its decision by majority vote,” she said.
The minimum wage for married people with three children is 2,479 Turkish liras ($418.2), Selcuk added.