Named the most cashless regions of Russia


Photo: Ekaterina Chesnokova / RIA Novosti

Inhabitants of the Nenets Autonomous district, Komi Republic and Karelia Republic are the biggest of Russians use Bank cards when making purchases. To such conclusions came the savings Bank in its study (“”).

Nenets Autonomous Okrug is the only region where the share of cashless payments in the total trade turnover exceeded the amount of cash withdrawal is 56.1 percent. The second and the third place — Komi and Karelia — the result was less than 50 percent: 48,81 both republics. The top five also includes Murmansk oblast (48,45%) and Tyumen (48,18) region.

Moscow was only in ninth place with a score of 44.53% and St. Petersburg- to 12-m (44,01%). The authors explained this by the fact that in both cities of Federal significance has an extensive network of ATMs, so residents have the opportunity to withdraw cash, not paying with a card.

The overall result of Russia among the regions % to 38.99%. Among the cities the leaders had escaped Syktyvkar (52%), Petrozavodsk (51%) and Tyumen (50 percent). The rest of the study participants showed a result below 50 percent, and then cash in those cities pay more than the map.

Also, the authors measured the increase of the share of cashless payments for the first half of 2018. Here the best result was shown Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (9.5 percent), followed by Yakutsk (9.4%).

“Over the last ten years in Russia there was a real breakthrough in the use of cashless means of payment. By 2018 the share of expenses of Russians on the cards in the total cost of purchasing goods and services closer to 50 percent,” said the study by the chief economist of Sberbank Mikhail Matovnikov.

According to him, over the last ten years the share of cashless payments in the country increased ten times.

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