"In the last ten." Income level in Crimea is like in the worst regions of Russia | QHA media
08 July 2019, 13:32

"In the last ten." Income level in Crimea is like in the worst regions of Russia

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The annexed Crimea entered the list of ten regions with the lowest incomes.

This is evidenced by the results of a study by RIA Novosti experts.

According to the agency, the ratio of Crimeans’ income to a fixed set of goods and services is at the level of 1.17 (75th position in the rating of 85). According to experts, the proportion of the population below the poverty line and extreme poverty in the Crimea is 17.2% and 2.3%, respectively.

According to these indicators, Crimea is comparable with such Russian outsiders as Tyva, Kalmykia, Ingushetia, Chuvashia and others.

But the first line in the ranking is occupied by the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, where income is more than three times higher than the cost of a fixed set (3.05). It is followed by Nenets district (2.9), the Chukotka Autonomous Region (2.38), the Magadan Region (2.27) and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra (2.14).

The top ten also includes: Sakhalin Oblast (2.14), Moscow (2.07), Moscow Oblast (2.02), St. Petersburg (1.93) and the Republic of Tatarstan (1.93).

The authors of the rating used the ratio of the median average per capita monthly income of the population to the cost of a fixed set of goods and services in each region in 2018. The median is the level at which exactly half of the residents have incomes above it, and the second half – below. Additional indicators are the proportion of the population below the poverty line and below the extreme poverty line.

Earlier, the head of the Krymstat, Olga Baldina, reported that the average monthly salary and incomes of the population in the annexed Crimea are below the national figures. According to her, if the cash income of the population of Russia averages 32.6 thousand rubles, in the Crimea it is 22 thousand rubles.