"Russians are getting poorer before our eyes": the Polish edition assessed the economic situation in the Russian Federation


Prices in Russia are growing much faster than the income of citizens. Now the purchasing power of Russians is at the lowest level in a decade, writes the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita, which is concerned about the problem of poverty in the Russian Federation.


According to Rosstat, in the second quarter of 2020, the average monthly income of the population amounted to 32854 rubles. Over the year, in nominal terms, income increased by 341 rubles. Compared to 2011, the growth amounted to 13094 rubles, but inflation “ate up” this achievement and Russians began to grow poorer before our eyes.

If in 2011 a Russian could buy 94,8 kg of beef per month with his average income, then in 2020 - 82,9 kg. As for lamb, ten years ago it was 88,1 kg, and now it is 78 kg. Today you can buy 163,9 kg of frozen fish, against 214,4 kg in 2011.

At the same time, purchasing power for some food groups has increased. Now a Russian can buy 1125 kg of cabbage, and not 596 kg as before. Potatoes - 951 kg, not 579, as before. Croup can be purchased at 572,5 kg, up from 460,7 kg a decade ago.

In the second quarter of 2020, when the restrictions caused by the pandemic were in force, real cash income fell by 8% on an annualized basis. This was the largest quarterly decline in the last 20 years. The decline in earnings occurred in all sectors, but the largest drop was noted in the case of income from entrepreneurial activity - 41%, which clearly indicates the most affected part of the population.

Unemployment in Russia increased by 40,6% - to 4,75 million people, and by the end of 2020 it will amount to 13,3%. It is hard to believe that real wages in the second quarter increased by 3,3%, because during the pandemic, every second employee had their wages cut, and 2,5% of people lost their income altogether.
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  1. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 5 September 2020 16: 17
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    The whole burden of the situation falls on pensioners. Utilities are getting more expensive. The family of two pensions is still afloat. Free services are also being cut in medicine.
  2. Rashid116 Offline
    Rashid116 (Rashid) 5 September 2020 18: 07
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    But they did not guess))) I have a crisis theme, my growth is not childish. I do not put on the positive, this is Russia, baby))) Until 2014, friends persuaded to invest in healthy stores, such as farm food. I answered them: - Soon you will be all, crazy? Now the losses are being calculated.
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    GRF 5 September 2020 19: 02
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    It's hard to believe that real wages rose in the second quarter ...

    caring such ... it would be better if the sanctions were to be canceled.
  4. Sergey Tokarev Offline
    Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 5 September 2020 19: 05
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    Polish plumbers who have lost their jobs in Europe, of course, know better)))
  5. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 5 September 2020 19: 22
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    Such an article, with numbers. Fans don't like these articles. They have only one answer to such numbers: "Why are you indignant? You don't die of hunger! Do you want it to be like in the 90s? And the last one is already an open threat. Like, try to change something - the 90s will repeat!" The elections are coming soon. And most importantly, there is no one to vote for, but against whom! I will definitely not vote for United Russia !!!!
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 5 September 2020 19: 39
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      I ran around Poland. The average salary there is about 56 thousand for our money. Prices with Lipetsk are quite comparable, one might say, equal. Except for gasoline and gas, of course. I didn’t rummage in rent.
      So, a Pole and a Russian, who have an apartment and a car, are completely equal in wealth ..

      Quote: steel maker
      And most importantly, not for whom to vote, but against whom !!! I will definitely not vote for United Russia !!!!

      Vote for Biden. He is already older than Brezhnev.
      1. Binder Offline
        Binder (Miron) 5 September 2020 20: 27
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        So after all, the average life expectancy in the United States is significantly higher than in the USSR during the Brezhnev era. wink
        As for the level of well-being, the GDP (PPP) per capita in Poland at the end of 2019 was $ 33844, in the Russian Federation - $ 29175, and this despite the fact that the Poles have neither oil nor gas ...
        1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
          Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 5 September 2020 20: 31
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          Quote: Bindyuzhnik
          higher than in the USSR during the Brezhnev era.

          But senile dementia always comes on time, right? Live at least 70, at least 80, at least 90.
          1. Binder Offline
            Binder (Miron) 5 September 2020 20: 34
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            Someone knows how - someone is still 90, and someone is already at 50 a ruin.
        2. Dear sofa expert. 7 September 2020 00: 34
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          As for the level of well-being, the GDP (PPP) per capita in Poland at the end of 2019 was $ 33844, in the Russian Federation - $ 29175, and this despite the fact that the Poles have neither oil nor gas ...

          But there are (for now) subsidies from the EU. They live on German handouts. The supplies will run out, the Poles will become poorer again. They did not have their own potential and will never have it.
  6. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 5 September 2020 19: 44
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    So a Pole and a Russian, who have an apartment and a car, are completely equal in terms of well-being.

    And what, the Poles sell oil, gas, timber, bread? Not? Why are Poles equal with us? Where is the money from the sale of our resources? Is education enough to find the answer?
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 5 September 2020 20: 09
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      Under the USSR, apparently, the money from the sale of people's resources went to the people and lived no worse than the citizens of Saudi Arabia?
    2. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 5 September 2020 20: 16
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      Quote: steel maker
      Where is the money from the sale of our resources?

      Gee. How far from your place of work do you live? My youngest, on average, are about 30 km. And the Pole is 2 km away. His country is small. He will ride it on a bicycle in 3 days from end to end. Are you to Vladivostok? By train 7 days.
      This is how our resources go to roads and cities. And the Poles do not need to spend money. Swept it with a broom - here's the Autobahn.
    3. Rashid116 Offline
      Rashid116 (Rashid) 5 September 2020 20: 33
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      You are asking the wrong questions. Now they will tell you that it was worse thirty years ago and in general you envy the embezzlers, the corrupt garbage and the fucking crooks who robbed everyone (the so-called businessmen of the first wave of privatizers). These are most likely old men (the pension is small, but they give it on time, familiar?) And who caught the leftovers from their table.
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    123 (123) 5 September 2020 20: 05
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    The touching care of the clairvoyant gentlemen takes as much for the soul, knocks out a tear.

    Negative growth in per capita income will be recorded this year in almost all countries of the world. This was announced on Wednesday by the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Gita Gopinat, presenting the July bulletin "World Economic Outlook" via video link.

    “According to our forecasts, in 2020 more than 95% of countries will have negative growth in per capita income. <...> We forecast a synchronized deep economic downturn in 2020 for both advanced economies and emerging market and developing countries, ”she said.

    And so on .. in the same vein ..

    https://www.finanz.ru/novosti/aktsii/pochti-u-vsekh-stran-v-2020-godu-budet-otricatelny-rost-dokhodov-na-dushu-naseleniya-mvf-1029338757

    Someone suffered more, someone less, but the crisis is everywhere. They already got our money to count, one might think they have a holiday of life. If you better show the data in comparison.
    If only Merkel had removed these loafers from the allowance, I suppose. They will look for where to get Doshirak for lunch, less time will be left for stupidity.
  8. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 5 September 2020 21: 26
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    This is how our resources go to roads and cities.

    Don't upset me with your education level.
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    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 September 2020 22: 23
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    The Poles simply do not understand that we have Rosstat.
    And he (or not he) clearly said - we have already overtaken Germany and took the 5th place in the world.

    So, both Poles and almost everyone (except for 4) should envy us ...

    In general, the Kremlin for the last 2 years has announced an extraordinary increase in the incomes and earnings of Russians (some).
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    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 6 September 2020 22: 40
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    Since 2008, people have been impoverishing from year to year ... you shouldn't lie to yourself ... and to me ..