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How to Live on $200 a Month in Russia
14.03.2012 11:12
How to Live on $200 a Month in Russia
Dmitry Zhertovsky

An official in the Krasnodar region will try to subsist on the minimum monthly salary of 6,400 rubles ($210) to persuade local businesses to rise salaries.

      According to press release issued by the local administration, Dmitry Zhirnovsky is launching the experiment next Monday because he ran out of arguments for district businesses and organizations to make them rise salaries for their workers.

      It is decided not to include travel and clothing expenses within the "Social Experiment", but but Zhertovsky will still only have 2,190 rubles, or 73 rubles a day ($2,47), for groceries after paying his bills and taxes.

      Dmitry has already spent a part of the sum for buying some millet, a cabbage and beet. He has also bought some soap, a cheap razor and shaving brush. "Meat and sausages are out of question, macaroni products are rather expensive too", he said.

      The "Social Experiment" will start on March 19, at 7.00 pm. Zertovsky plans to describe the whole process in his twitter account.

      Zhertovsky, 28, an economist by education, has drafted a day-to-day plan on how to survive on the meager sum. His wife will document his breakfasts and dinners on camera to prevent cheating.

      Only 43 percent of companies and organizations in the Krasnodar region raised wages from the minimal allowed level in 2011. And it is really a big problem, as the prices in the region can be compared to prices in Moscow and other Russian big and expensive cities.

      Another experiment of that kind was held in 2011 by a teenager in Sverdlovsk region, who spent a month on the state-approved minimum food basket, valued at 2,632 rubles at the time. He reported about losing 2.5 kilograms and developing “serious health problems” over the experiment. 


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Author: Julia Alieva

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