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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Residents of Belarus caught the Russians in terms of wages

The economic crisis and the weakening of the ruble led to the fact that the earnings of Russians in dollar terms over two years fell to 40 percent. Last year the average salary in the country was at the level of Bulgaria or Belarus.

photo: Natalia Muslinkina

In 2013, the average Russian salary was one and a half times higher than the Chinese, however, in 2015, Russia and China changed places — now the Chinese are, on average, receive more Russians in half.

In the calculation of experts of the Higher school of Economics used two methods. In the first average salary translated to USD at the exchange rate. It was that last year the average Russian was earning $ 558 per month. A little less than was received by the citizens of Kazakhstan (549$). The average salary in Azerbaijan totaled 431 dollar, in Belarus — $ 415.

In the second method was recalculated in us dollars based on purchasing power parity. According to this indicator, the fall of incomes of Russians is not 40, but only seven percent, write “sheets”.

However, the wage in the CIS countries was close to the Russian level. If five years ago, Russia was ahead of them by 50 percent, in 2015, the gap was 40 percent, and in the case of Belarus at all equal.

According to Rosstat, in April of this year the average salary in the country was 31 342 rubles. In Belarus as of January, the average salary amounted to 6,55 million Belarusian rubles (21,98 thousand Russian rubles). The rate of growth of unemployment in Belarus was the highest in the CIS, reports “BelaPAN”.

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