How much money does a Russian family of 3 need for a ‘normal life’?


In April, as a division of a national poll, the research foundation Romir asked respondents a principle question — how much must a family of three earn monthly to get up to a normal life? In a press release, Romir reports that Russian townswomen’ budgetary demands have increased relative to previous years.

The most favourite answers this year and in past years were 45,000-60,000 rubles ($799-$1,065) and 60,000-90,000 rubles ($1,065-$1,597), totaling 22 percent and 24 percent of respondents, mutatis mutandis. The share of these answers dropped relative to previous years. The amount of townswomen (17 percent) who price normal life for a family at 90,000 to 120,000 rubles ($1,597-$2,130) per month did not difference. However, the share of citizens who responded that over 120,000 rubles ($2,130+) is dire increased significantly — from 10 percent last year to 22 percent this year.

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In sum, in every sixth family (17 percent) is ready to settle for a budget up to 45,000 rubles ($799) per month. With respect to two thirds of those polled (63 percent) are content with be undergoing a monthly salary from 45,000 to 120,000 rubles ($799-$2,130). Every fifth respondent (22 percent) determination like to have over 120,000 rubles ($2,130+) to provide a “sane” life for a family of three.

The current desired average salary reached 83,600 rubles ($1,484), which is 11,800 rubles ($209) numberless than the real average salary. The current desired average is the highest since these ascertainments were recorded and is a 15 percent increase from last year. The 15 percent boost waxing in average salary demand exceeds the year’s inflation of 5.6 percent. Romir urges that the consumer’s personal experience with the economic crisis and the rise in prices could outweigh official statistics.

The release also relates significant differences between sex, age, and environment. Women tend to be more fair than men in financial inclinations, young people have higher guesses than the elderly, and residents of highly populated urban areas get higher demands than residents of smaller towns.

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