Family, cost of living allowance up from January 2022

Summary of the social parameters on 1 January 2022. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Summary of the social parameters on 1 January 2022. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Cost of living and family allowances were adjusted at the beginning of the year, while minimum wages and pensions were adjusted last October. Here is an update on the social parameters as of 1 January 2022.

The year 2022 brings with it a number of changes to the social parameters. It starts with the retroactive introduction of indexation for family allowances on 1 October 2021. The amount increases to €271.66 per month per child, with an increase of €20.53 for children aged 6 to 11 and €51.25 for those aged 12 and over.

The cost of living allowance, which has been increased since 1 January, is €1,652 for a single person, €2,065 for two people, €2,478 for three and €2,891 for a family of four.

Since the last indexation, the minimum social wage in Luxembourg is €2,256.95 gross per month for an unskilled worker and €2,708.35 for a skilled worker. The minimum pension had reached €1,985.56 euros gross per month.

The details of the social parameters from 1 January 2022 are available below (in French): 

This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.