The audit chamber of Russia in the framework of the note date 360 years of financial control of Russia” has published in its Facebook interesting data, comparing the wages of workers, civil servants, military in 1913 with the modern. The recalculation took the ratio of one of the pre-revolutionary ruble to the current as 1:1513,75.
photo: Natalia Muslinkina
According to the data obtained it appears that the janitor in pre-revolutionary Russia, then getting to 18 cents, today would have earned 27 242 of the ruble. Police officer would have earned 75 688 rubles (in 1913, his salary was 50 RUB.). The mechanic was valued above and earn 85 981 RUB.
Higher officials of the middle class valued teacher in the high school. If the officer got 62 of the ruble, the teacher – 85 the ruble, respectively, in the calculation of SP Russia 93 853 of the ruble against the bureaucratic 128 669 roubles of teaching. And finally, Colonel, receiving in 1913 325 rubles, now would have earned 491 969 rubles.
At the same time, the chamber noted that the purchasing power of the ruble in pre-revolutionary Russia was less, since the price of goods and products was “very high”. So the average family had to spend on food 20-25 rubles, which today would be approximately from 30 thousand to 37 thousand rubles. It is also noted that a work, for example, had to work 10 hours a day, Yes, in this sense, did not exist. A small apartment in Moscow, then you could shoot for 15-20 rubles, that is, 22 707 – 30 275 rubles today. However, these prices are comparable. But the price for heating is then translated into today’s rate would have amounted to 4.5 thousand rubles up to 7,5 thousand roubles and 1,5 thousand rubles for the light.