Until last August they rose 96.3%, Gazdasági Rádió reported.
The best month was April, when the average hourly wage was 98.4% higher than in 2000. Wages include seasonal adjustments, overtime bonuses and regular wage compensations. Cumulative inflation in February 2008 stood at 56.1% according to data from the Central Statistics Office (KSH).
The average rise in OECD countries was 23.2%, cumulative inflation 19.8%, so real growth was 3.4%. Second in the line was South Korea with 78.6%. In Poland wage growth was 41.8%, in the Czech Republic 56.8%, Slovakia 68.6%, Austria 21.2%.
In the bottom ranks of the list are the G7 countries, where average growth was only 16.9%. The US recorded a humble growth of 21.2%. The slowest rise was seen by Japan with 1.7%, while the second worst performer is Portugal with a mere 2% growth.