Russian Head of General Staff Gerasimov hands award weapon to Syrian generalMilitary & Defense August 19, 9:10
German politician says Crimea should to be recognized as part of RussiaWorld August 19, 6:22
Russian Emergencies Ministry carries out over 430 humanitarian missions abroad since 1993Society & Culture August 19, 6:18
Olympic diving champion Zakharov to carry Russia’s flag at opening ceremony of UniversiadeSport August 19, 4:11
New defense attorney to be appointed in former Ukrainian president’s high treason caseWorld August 19, 4:04
Mayor says Izmir International Fair homage to memory of late Russian ambassadorWorld August 19, 3:59
Putin, Medvedev emphasize need to restore cultural facilities in CrimeaSociety & Culture August 19, 3:43
El Pais: all four suspects in Barcelona terror attack shot deadWorld August 19, 3:36
Foreign Ministry speaker Zakharova very passionate about her dollhouseRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 23:01
MOSCOW, October 30. /TASS/. An average Russian older than 18 years thinks that 175,000 rubles ($2,700) per month is enough to be happy, according to the Superjob report published by the Izvestiya daily on Friday.
Earning 450,000 rubles per month ($7,000) is considered lavish while the poverty line lies at around 15,000 rubles ($230) of monthly income, the report says.
Older respondents named larger sums associated with wealthy lifestyle. While respondents under 24 years said 323,000 rubles ($5,000) per month was more than enough, people older than 45 years said the sum had to be around 555,000 rubles ($8,600). The greater the income, the higher are the wealth standards. Those who earn less than 25,000 rubles ($400) per month, wealth starts after 322,000 rubles ($5,000) while for respondents who earn more than 45,000 rubles ($700) monthly the standard starts at 523,000 rubles ($8,100).
Income assessments also differ in different cities. Muscovites consider wealth to start at 557,000 rubles per month ($8,600). They need around 193,000 rubles ($3,000) every month to be happy, and name the poverty line at 19,000 rubles ($300) per month and less.
According to Rosstat statistics service, in April 2015 the average monthly salary in Russia was around 33,800 rubles ($526), with 64,286 rubles ($1,000) for Muscovites and 46,452 rubles ($720) for residents of St. Petersburg.