The average ratio of median income to the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services (poverty) in Russia amounted to 1,65. An additional indicator was considered as the proportion of the population below the poverty line. The corresponding results were represented by experts from RIA Novosti on the basis of Rosstat data.
Thus in 65 regions of the values was lower than the national average, and in 20 regions — above average. The highest rates were in Yamalo-Nenets (3,11) and Nenets Autonomous districts, (2,92), Moscow (2,4), Chukotka Autonomous district (2,27) and the Magadan region (2,26). High figures are also registered in the Sakhalin region (2,22), Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district – Yugra (2,17), Moscow region (of 2.08) and St. Petersburg (2,05).
The last place in the ranking took the Tyva Republic with a score of 0.97. Among the worst poverty rate of the regions has also been found in Kurgan oblast, Karachay-Cherkessia, Ingushetia, Kalmykia and the Altai.
In General, the level of poverty in Russia by the end of 2019, was 12.3 per cent of the incomes below the subsistence minimum will receive about 18 million citizens. Income less than half of the subsistence minimum will receive 1.9 percent of the population. In 17 regions, the proportion of poor people is less than 10 percent.
The smallest proportion of the poor in modern Russian history was recorded in 2012 (10.8 percent or 15.5 million people). However, in comparison with 2000 the number of poor people has decreased in 2,3 times.
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