Belarus" new minimum living wage will increase by 3.5% to 1.699 million rubles from 1 May. From 1 July after denomination, the minimum wage will amount to 169.94 rubles. The increase in the minimum wage will automatically influence the amount of social payments. The minimum labour and social pensions, allowances and additional payments for the elderly and some types of allowances for families with children will also increase from 1 May.