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Survey: the proportion of Russians with incomes less than 15 thousand rubles increased to almost 45%

The number of Russian citizens, whose income is less than 15 thousand rubles per month, increased to 44.6% in June, according to RBC, citing a survey by the order of SC "Rosgosstrakh life" together with the scientific and technical center "Perspektiva".

In February this indicator was equal to 38.1 per cent. Also increased the number of Russians living on less than five thousand. In addition, every fifth Respondent reported a significant drop in income due to pandemic coronavirus infection, and every tenth — total loss of earnings.

The percentage of citizens that receive more than 15 thousand rubles fell from 61,8% (February ) to 55.3% (in June), and the number of Russians with an income higher than 25 thousand rubles per month decreased from 36.2% to 27.1%.

Most citizens live on an income of from five to 15 thousand rubles a month — their share grew from 31.2 percent in February to 36.5% in June. Increased the number of people whose average monthly income ranges from 15 to 25 thousand rubles per month — 25.6% to 28.2%. Average income is less than five thousand rubles, told to 8.1% of the respondents in June (in February the figure was equal to 6.9%).

Decreased and the number of Russians with an income of 25-35 thousand rubles — from 15.3% to 13%. Also, fewer citizens whose income is 35 to 50 thousand rubles per month — from 11.5% to 8.5%. Twice and decreased the proportion of Russians with an income of 50-100 thousand rubles a month from 7.6% to 3.5%, but increased the number of Russians with incomes of more than 100 thousand rubles — from 1.8% to 2.1%.

In addition, 50.3% of respondents reported in the June survey that their income and the income of their family members has not changed since the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus infection and the introduction of a regime of self-isolation. A "significant" reduction in income since March, said 19,7%, and another 16.5% reported a decrease in income of one or more family members.

The study involved 1.5 thousand of Russians over the age of 18. The survey was conducted from 26 to 3 March and in June.