A study conducted by RIA News analysts showed that in five regions of Russia at least 25% of the population receive more than 100 thousand rubles per month. The leaders in the number of highly paid workers were Moscow and the Far North.
In the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the average level of salaries ranges between 59 thousand and 147 thousand rubles. Approximately the same result (53-142 thousand rubles) was recorded in Chukotka. In 11 regions, the minimum monthly wage exceeds 30 thousand. However, in 12 regions the average salary does not exceed 35 thousand rubles per month.
Over the past 10 years, the income gap in the country has been decreasing thanks to market mechanisms, as well as government policies in the social sphere. However, to date, this problem remains relevant. Moreover, significant stratification is observed both between different regions and within.
Experts found that in five Russian regions more than a quarter of the population earns less than 15 thousand rubles, a year ago there were eight such regions. The largest number of low salaries was shown by Dagestan, in which almost a third (29.1%) of the population earns up to 15 thousand monthly.
A large number of low-paid employees were also found in Karachay-Cherkessia (27.4%), Chechnya (26.6%), Kabardino-Balkaria (26.2%) and North Ossetia (26%).
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