The wages are so low in Bulgaria that even what looks like a hike is just a drop in the ocean in terms of a real increase. Consider inflation and then it would be considered a drop relatively speaking! Worldwide trend you may say!
The average monthly pay in Bulgaria grew 4.2 per cent in quarterly terms to 699 leva in the second quarter of 2011, the National Statistics Institute (NSI) said on August 9.
The average salary in the country stood at 690 leva in June alone, down from 698 leva in May and 710 leva in April.