Living Wage 2016 Update

Issued: July 2016

Living Wage 2016 Update



The 2016 Living Wage rate remains €11.50 per hour. This is the average gross salary required by a single individual (without dependents) in full-time employment to afford a socially acceptable minimum standard of living across Ireland.

The Living Wage rate for Ireland is calculated by the VPSJ's Minimum Essential Budget Standards research centre, in conjunction with the Living Wage Technical Group, on the basis of the Minimum Essential Standard of Living research.