Montenegro is a small country, located in the south-eastern part of Europe in the west of the Balkan Peninsula. It is washed by the Adriatic Sea and borders with Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania. It is one of the most popular European destinations among tourists from the post-Soviet area.

Salary in Montenegro

The population of Montenegro is about 628.3 thousand people. At the same time, the annual flow of foreigners visiting the local resorts is several times higher than the number of residents. Not surprisingly, the main areas for employment are tourism, as well as construction. Next, Let's find out what salaries in Montenegro in 2023.

Minimum salary in Montenegro

According to official information of the Montenegrin tax office and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, the minimum wage in Montenegro from January 1, 2022 is 532.5 euros per month. There was no change in 2023. After deducting taxes and social security contributions, the employee has 450 euros at his or her disposal.

The previous rate was set back in July 2019 and was equal to 331.3 euros. Thus, the minimum wage in Montenegro has not changed for 3 years. At the same time, the increase in 2019 was only 29 euros, and in 2022 already 201.2 euros or 60.73%. The annual minimum wage in Montenegro is 6,390 euros.

Note. Before the increase in 2019, the minimum wage in Montenegro was paid to about 12,000 workers, and between 42,000 and 45,000 people received between 193 and 222 euros per month (net).

Average salary in Montenegro

According to the official data of the local statistical office, before taxes, the average Montenegrin salary in 2023 is 940 euros per month. After all deductions, the employee has 757 euros left. Compared to last year, Montenegrins' income increased by only 50 euros. The highest salaries are in finance and insurance – 1,568 euros per month, and the lowest accommodation and meals – 732 euros.


Sector of economy Euro per month (gross)
Financial and insurance activity 1,568
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 1,439
Mining 1,181
Health care and social work 1,173
Real estate operations 1,170
Information and communication 1,143
Education 972
Public administration and protection 967
Construction 901
Transportation and storage 894
Fishing, agriculture and forestry 873
Art, entertainment and leisure 848
Accommodation and meals 840
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 818
Professional, scientific and technical activity 794
Wholesale and retail trade 764
Manufacture 737
Administrative and support services 732
Others 807

In general, salaries in Montenegro are significantly lower compared to developed European countries. At the same time the unemployment rate is about 19%, and the income tax rate in Montenegro in 2023 is 9%.


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