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Icelandic Wages Far Below Nordic Averages

By Iceland Review

Iceland ranks 18th on a list of average hourly wages in 33 European countries in 2010 compiled by Stefán Ólafsson, professor at University of Iceland, and published on

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The average wage in Iceland is just 82 percent of that in the EU-27. Ireland tops the list, followed by Denmark and Switzerland while Romania and Bulgaria are on the bottom with 37 and 33 percent of the EU-27 average, respectively.

The average hourly wage in Iceland is similar to that in Malta and Slovenia, and far below that of the other Nordic nations, which are all in the top ten.


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