Thursday, March 31, 2011

Interesting facts about labour and wages in Lithuania

Today I will give you some interesting facts about labour in Lithuania:
  • Labour productivity in Lithuania is one of the lowest in EU (European Union).
  • The executives in Lithuania earn more than their colleagues in other Baltic States. But the wages of workers in Lithuania are lower than in other Baltic States.
  • Minimal wage lower than in Lithuania is only in Bulgaria and Romania in EU.
  • Lithuanians have more days off than most of other nations. Some sources state that Lithuanians and Brazilians are leading in the world by the number of days off! Workers in Lithuania have 28 days’ holiday a year. Lithuanians get another 13 days off because of various festivals and occasions.
  • Lithuanians are most afraid of loosing job in EU. 58% of Lithuanians said they are concerned they can loose job. The average of EU is 25%.
  • Lithuanians are one the least loyal employees in the world. The loyalty index in Lithuania was 50 points in 2008. The average of  Europe is 59 points, the average of the world is 60 points.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow must be nice to get so many days off!! what are the festivals that you get off??

Agne said...

Independence Day, Independence Restoration Day,Christmas Eve, Christmas, Eastern, Feast of St John, the Assumption etc...

Funky Dude said...

How about the impact of these holidays to your economy? Are investors not worried of these day offs anymore?

Agne said...

Of course it's not very good for our economy.A few years ago, before the economic crisis we had even more days off, because when the festival was on weekend,we got extra day off after weekend... When economy went down government decided that it's too much :)

Anonymous said...

Hello great info!!
A little off topic here but what does the average Lithuanian man spend on an engagement ring?

Agne said...

I have no idea! :) Nobody ever gave me an engagement ring :((((

Anonymous said...

wow really?? Would it be fair to say that 3000 euro's would be a number or is that too low??

Agne said...

3000 euros is too much I think... Definitely too much for average Lithuanian man...

Anonymous said...

yeah I figured that would be a little on the high side. But really can u but a nice ring for under that price??

What is the Lithuanian custom on who pays for the wedding??

Thnaks for the replys

Agne said...

I just don't know what to say about the ring. I cannot imagine that someone could spend so much money on the ring...
Who pays for wedding? Who has money! :) Sometimes the groom and the bride. Sometimes their parents.

Anonymous said...

Because I know in some countries the Grooms side pays for most of the wedding & in other countries the Brides side of the family pays for it.

Another thing. Do wedding guests bring money for the couple or gifts??

Agne said...

More often guests bring money.

Anonymous said...

which country(lithuania or czech republic) has better country including wages,expensive,and job oppertunities