Brazil has announced an updated rate of minimum wage, starting in January 2023.

According to the DOU (Official Gazette of the Union) of 10 January, the monthly minimum wage is now BRL1,302.00.

This new rate was agreed based on a real increase of 1.5% and 5.81% inflation growth.

This change has a direct impact on the rate of Social Security due from employees, as seen in the table below:

Monthly salary Social security contribution – Progressive rate
Up to BRL1,302.00 7.5%
From BRL 1,302.01 to BRL 2,571.29 9%
From BRL 2,571.30 to BRL 3,856.94 12%
From BRL 3,856.95 to BRL 7,505.49 14%

Full details of the increase, including other points that will influence benefits paid to and by Social Security, can be found here:

Portaria Interministerial Mps_mf Nº 26, De 10 de Janeiro de 2023 – Portaria Interministerial Mps_mf Nº 26, De 10 de Janeiro de 2023 – Dou – Imprensa Nacional | PDF (

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