Index Development 1995–2015

As of 1996, the pensions of persons who have turned 65 have been adjusted according to the so-called pensioner’s index. The name of the index changed at the beginning of 2005 to the earnings-related pension index. The table compares the change in the earnings-related pension index in 1995–2015 to the development of certain other indices:

 Nominal increase, %  Real-term increase, %
 Earnings-level index  91.2  39.5
 Index of negotiated wages  58.3  15.4
 Earnings-related pension index  47.1    7.3
 Full national pension  49.9   9.3
Consumer price index  37.1     –

The earnings-related pension index has risen nominally by 47.1 per cent and in real terms by 7.3 per cent  during the reference period.

Nominal development of some indexes and the full national pension 1995–2014, 1995=100

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Real term development of some indexes and the full national pension 1995–2014, 1995=100

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Thus, the real value of a pension adjusted with the earnings-related pension index has increased, while its relative purchasing power in relation to that of wage-earners has decreased. If the pension in 1995 corresponded to 60 per cent of the average income for wage earners, the proportion was 46.6 per cent in 2014.

Pension which started in 1995, adjusted with the earnings-related pension index, in relation to wage earners’ average wage level in 1995–2014, %

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