2018: 18.9m Russians Live Below Poverty Line

25 March 2019 (09:23)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, March 25, 2019. The number of Russian nationals earning less than a living wage amounted to 18.9 million in 2018: this information was carried by Rosstat in its report on the correlation between Russians’ monetary incomes and the scale of the living wage and the number of low-income people living in Russia in the last quarter of 2018.

The share of people living below poverty line came to 12.9% of the country’s entire population (one year earlier, the percentage was 13.2%).

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the minimum wage was set at RUB 10,213 a month.

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