Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has raised the country’s minimum wage to 2,000 Egyptian pounds ($116) a month from 1,200 pounds.
Nearly 100 million people in Egypt are struggling to make ends meet.
The raise would apply to all Egyptian workers.
Pensions would rise by 15 per cent.
The state employees in the civil service will receive a raise of 7 percent.
Those not employed will receive a 10 percent raise.
Egypt has implemented a series of tough economic measures to help meet conditions of a $12 billion IMF loan.
The petroleum minister said last month Egypt would implement an automatic price indexation mechanism on 95 octane petrol starting in April.
The pay increases will cost the state 30.5 billion Egyptian pounds in total.