The minimum wage and the living wage for able-bodied people have grown by UAH 150 or 10.3% to UAH 1,600 from December 1, 2016. This is set by the law on amendments to the law of the state budget for 2016 adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on May 19, 2016, Ukrainian News Agency reports. In particular, the minimum monthly wage from December 1 is set at UAH 1,600, the general index of living wage at UAH 1,544 (increased by UAH 145), for children under six the living wage is UAH 1,355 (UAH 127), for children between 6 and 18 at UAH 1,689 (UAH 158), for able-bodied people at UAH 1,600 (UAH 150), for disabled people UAH 1,247 (UAH 117). Thus, the minimum wage has grown by 16.1% since January 1, 2016. The position wage of the first tariff category of the unified tariff system grows from December 1 by UAH 150 (12.7%) to UAH 1,335. According to Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, the wages of employees of the education sector will grow as a result by between UAH 260 and UAH 450, of medical nurses by UAH 246, of general physicians of the first qualification category by UAH 318, of operating surgeons of the top category by UAH 363. Prime Minister Groysman also says the minimum retirement pension grows in December by UAH 117 on average. The minimum pension of miners will grow by UAH 351. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine suggests that the Verkhovna Rada increase in the law on the state budget for 2017 the position wage of the first tariff category of the unified tariff system by 35% or UAH 415 to UAH 1,600 with the minimum wage of UAH 3,200.