Hungary’s nurses will receive a wage hike of 21 percent from January next year, while creche workers and employees in the social and cultural sectors will see their salaries rise by 20 percent, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.
In his regular interview to public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió, Orbán said economic activity in Hungary had returned to pre-pandemic levels, giving the government an opportunity to enact measures that had not been possible until now. The prime minister noted that Hungary’s pensioners will each receive a bonus of 80,000 forints (EUR 223), while families will receive refunds of their 2021 personal income tax payments.
The government’s personal income tax exemption for Hungarians under 25 will benefit around one million people, Orbán said. He also said the government was “fighting” to