A study of the living conditions of the population of Russia, which Rosstat conducted, showed that the monthly income of a Russian family should be at least 58.5 thousand rubles so that it can “make ends meet,” RBC writes. At the same time, the required minimum income of a large family is estimated at 82 thousand rubles. Young families need at least 68–69 thousand monthly, incomplete - 62.5 thousand rubles. For families of pensioners 38.3 thousand rubles is enough.
According to the statistics of the financial situation of households, which RBC gives, 79.5% of Russian families experience difficulties in acquiring the necessary goods, and 14.6% of them face great difficulties. 53% of Russians cannot cope with unexpected expenses.
At the same time, 35.4% of families (40% among large families) cannot buy two pairs of shoes suitable for the season for each family member; a quarter of families cannot afford to invite guests to a family celebration. 11% of families do not have the opportunity to buy vital medicines, 10.1% cannot afford to eat meat, poultry and fish twice a day, another 21.1% do not have the opportunity to eat fruit at any time of the year.
In the study, which was conducted from September 15 to September 29, 2018 in all regions of Russia, 60 thousand households took part.