Georgia is a small but very beautiful state with an ancient history and rich cultural heritage, located in the western part of Transcaucasia on the eastern coast of the Black Sea. It borders on Russia in the east and north, Armenia and Turkey in the south and Azerbaijan in the south-east.

Salary in Georgia

A large number of foreigners come to Georgia for tourism purposes, and some are considering employment or starting their own business to stay in this interesting country forever. First of all, applicants are going to the capital, Tbilisi. Let's find out what salaries in Georgia in 2024.

Minimum salary in Georgia

According to the local government, the official minimum wage in Georgia in 2024 is 20 Georgian lari ($8) per month for private sector employees and 115 Georgian lari ($45) per month for civil servants. At the same time, the food basket and retirement pension in the country is 180 GEL per month ($70).

Minimum wage of 20 GEL is the lowest not only for Europe, but also for the whole post-Soviet space. The rate has not changed for 20 years. Currently, the Georgian authorities continue to debate whether it is advisable to raise the minimum wage in the country.

Opponents of raising the minimum wage in Georgia argue that it will increase costs for employers and may provoke an increase in unemployment and "undermine" business attractiveness. In the well-known Doing Business rating Georgia ranks 7th, ahead of such countries as the UK, Norway and Sweden.

Average salary in Georgia

According to the official data of the Georgian National Statistical Office (Geostat), the average salary in Georgia in 2024 is 2,044.5 GEL per month, which is equivalent to $765. Man receive about 2,123.2 GEL ($855) and women 1,411.7 GEL ($570).

The highest salaries in Georgia are recorded in the capital Tbilisi (2,066.3 GEL) and the administrative region Mtskheta-Mtianeti (1,560.6 GEL). The administrative regions in the north of the country – Racha-Lechkhumi and Guria provide the lowest income. A total of 910.5 and 1,023 GEL per month, respectively.

The salaries of doctors in Georgia, such as optic surgeons, average 4,000-5,000 GEL ($1,610-$2,010) and higher. Top-level officials receive up to 7,000-8,000 GEL per month ($2,815-3,220). Georgian authorities assure that in a few years the average salary of teachers in Georgia will be 1,800 GEL per month ($725), and teachers of the highest category will rise to 2,000 ($805).


Sector of economy GEL per month USD per month
Information and communication 3,672.6 1,425
Financial and insurance 2,726.7 1,060
Construction 2,535.8 985
Professional, scientific and technical activities 2,455.1 955
Mining 2,242.5 870
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 2,211.8 860
Transportation and storage 2,068.7 805
Public administration and defence 2,041.4 795
Real estate operations 1,750.9 680
Wholesale and retail trade 1,719.4 670
Arts, entertainment and recreation 1,654.4 645
Manufacturing 1,643.3 640
Human health and social work 1,419.1 550
Accommodation and food 1,374.5 535
Administrative and support services 1,278 495
Fishing, agriculture and forestry 1,179.1 460
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation 1,136.7 440
Education 1,006 390
Others 1,299.3 505

*Note. Information on average salaries in Georgia by sector of economy is based on actual official data of Geostat.

Income tax in Georgia in 2024 is 20%. At the same time, residents whose income does not have Georgian source, as well as individuals with annual turnover less than 30,000 GEL, who do not have hired employees and are registered as microbusinesses are exempt from tax.

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