Russia: Poverty Rate Up from 13.9% to 14.3% in QI19

UrBC, Moscow, July 31, 2019. Russia’s poverty rate increased from 13.9% to 14.3% in the first quarter of 2019, Rosstat’s recent report indicates.

According to Rosstat, 20.9m Russians had incomes below the living wage (RUB 10,753 as set by the Labor Ministry) in early 2019.

14.3% of Russians (20.9m people) had incomes below the living wage in the first quarter of 2019. The calculations were based on the Labor Ministry’s living wage standards for the first quarter of the year (RUB 10,753) and the income assessment techniques adjusted in March 2019. Now in the first quarter of 2018, if an adjusted income assessment technique gets applied, the percentage was 13.9%, or 20.4m people, Rosstat says.


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