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21.1 Million Russians Have Incomes Below the Subsistence Minimum
September 19, 2017 17:23


The number of Russian citizens with incomes below the subsistence minimum for the first half of 2017 makes up 21.1 million people. This is evidenced by Rosstat.

This indicator decreased by 0.2 percent in annual terms and now makes up 14.4 percent of the total number of inhabitants of the country. In the first half of 2015, the poor among Russian citizens were 15.1 percent, in the first half of 2014 - 13.1 percent.

At the same time in 2015 the data were formed without taking into account the republic of Crimea and Sevastopol. The subsistence minimum in the second quarter of this year was increased from 9909 to 10329 rubles per person per month, Rosstat points out.

For the employable population this figure is 11,163 rubles, for pensioners it is 8506 rubles, and for children it is 10160 rubles per month. Financial income per capita of Russians in the second quarter of 2017 is 30.7 thousand rubles a month.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina


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