It is estimated the difference in income between the richest and the poorest Russians

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Rosstat head Alexander Surinov in interview “to the Russian newspaper” revealed the difference in income between the 10 percent richest and 10 percent poorest Russians. According to him, the difference has long been kept on the same level.

“The ratio between the average per capita income ten percent of the richest ten percent of the poorest has remained approximately at the same level. In 2015 — 15,7%, in 2016 — 15.5% in 2017, according to preliminary estimates, amounted to 15.3 times,” said Surinov.

According to him, there is a different method of calculation, according to which compares the income of the richest 10 percent of the poorest Russians and the income of the poorest ten percent of the richest Russians. Suriname contends that this approach is more sustainable in 2015 and 2016, the difference was 7.1% in 2017 dropped to seven times.

By the end of 2017, the share of Russians who live on the equivalent of less than $ 10 a day (international poverty) amounted to 6.5 percent. The share of Russians with incomes below the subsistence minimum by the end of 2017 amounted to 13.2 percent.

Wednesday, July 4, the Minister of labour and social protection Maxim Topilin assured the Russians in an unprecedented increase in real wages. According to him, 2000 years real incomes are rising “at an unprecedented pace”, and growth only in 2018 has already exceeded 10 percent.

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