Living Wage Series - Azerbaijan - September 2020 - In AZN, per Month

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The Living Wage is based on the concept that work should provide an adequate income to cover the necessary living costs of a family. WageIndicator uses prices from the Cost of Living database that is the biggest data source for cost of living worldwide. The Living Wage is an approximate income needed to meet a family’s basic needs including food, housing, transport, health, education, mandatory deductions and other necessities.

The following table details the expenditure and income needs for the three commonly occurring family household compositions.

Expenditure and Living Wage calculation (monthly rates in AZN)

  Typical family Standard family Single-adult
  from-to from-to from-to
Family size 3.9 4 1
Food expenses 269-385 276-395 69-99
Housing expenses 449-610 449-610 267-349
Transport expenses 43-58 43-58 21-29
Healthcare expenses 39-49 40-50 10-13
Education expenses 66-95 70-100 0
Drinking water expenses 3-11 3-11 1-3
Clothing expenses 5-20 5-21 1-5
Phone tariff (60 minutes) 5-6 5-6 3-3
5% extra expenses 44-62 45-63 19-25
Total cost of living 923-1296 936-1314 391-526
Earners per family 1.7 1.8 1
Net Living Wage 543-762 520-730 391-526
Mandatory payroll deductions 30-59 29-51 22-29
Gross Living Wage 573-821 549-781 413-555

Note: For more details see Living Wage FAQ.


Living Wages in Context (monthly rates in AZN)

The statutory Minimum Wages are laid down in laws or government regulations and therefore constitutes both a worker's rights and an employer's obligation. By contrast Living Wages are not prescribed by law and can therefore not be legally enforced. Instead, Living Wages provide a benchmark for employers who voluntarily commit to pay wages according to the local living standards.
WageIndicator presents Living Wages jointly with Minimum Wages, aiming to raise awareness concerning the remaining differences in levels. Living Wages are presented in context with other wage indicators. Prevailing wages of workers in low-, medium-, and high-skilled occupations are obtained from the voluntary WageIndicator web survey on work and wages.

Minimum wage 250
Living Wage - Single Adult 413-555
Living Wage - Typical Family 573-821
Real wage of low-skilled worker 380-650
Real wage of medium-skilled worker 465-680
Real wage of high-skilled worker 500-800

Note: Table shows the lowest monthly Minimum Wage in a country, when available. Figures in the table are rounded.


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