Every tenth complained about the lack of money for food
Every tenth Russian is difficult to make ends meet, and he did not have enough money even for food, according to the results of the may poll. About a third of respondents (29 percent) said that they have money for food, but no clothes. 41% can’t build up on appliances.
About a third of respondents (29 percent) said that they have money for food, but no money to buy clothes. 41% not able to save up for appliances, electronics and furniture. 14 percent of respondents can afford all of the above, but no more. Only three percent of can easily buy a car, but an apartment or cottage is not pulled.
“More than 80 percent of Russians believe the poor are those who can hardly afford food or clothing. This group of poor in may 2017 39% among people of retirement age — 54 percent among rural residents — 46 percent,” VTSIOM said.
The survey was conducted by sociologists from may 25 to 29 among 1.6 thousand people in 130 settlements of 46 regions of Russia. The statistical error for the sample with 95% probability does not exceed 3.5 percent, said the center.
At the end of may, the Bank released a report on the real incomes of the population in the beginning of the year. They continued to decline, despite the resumption of economic growth, and in April reached the level of 2009.