“The difficult economic situation has taken a protracted nature”
In Russia significantly increased the number of people who save on food, clothes and entertainment
In Russia significantly increased the number of citizens, who are forced to save on everything — from food to medicine and travel. It is reported by RIA “Novosti”with reference to the research of holding “ROMIR”.
The main source of savings over the last year were travel. If earlier this was mentioned by 12% of Russians, now — 29%. The number of Russians who have cut their spending on food has increased from 17% to 24%. The third place on scales of economy took spending on clothes and shoes. In 2018, this saved 9% of citizens, now their share has increased to 23%.
Also increased the percentage of citizens that have reduced spending on entertainment (from 6% to 22%), restaurants (from 4% to 15%), cosmetics (from 1% to 8%), delicatessen (from 6% to 20%), alcohol and cigarettes (5% to 13%). In addition, the Russians began to compress themselves in expenses for medicine (7% vs. 1% in 2018), sports (7% vs. 1%) and transport (5% vs. 1%). The residents of the Russian Federation returned to savings on mobile communications in 2019, it saved 4% of respondents (the survey 2018 such citizens are not recorded).
Only 17% of respondents said that they don’t skimp on anything. National poll “romira” was held in April, and was attended by 1.5 thousand respondents aged from 18 years.
According to the President “romira” Andrew milekhina similar to the results of the study quite natural. “The difficult economic situation in the country has taken a protracted nature. It seemed that the most difficult 2015 and 2016 years behind the Russians a little relaxed in 2017. But another round of price increases, rise in price of petrol and utility bills on a background of virtually no change in income caused our citizens to tighten their belts again,” said Milekhin.
According to official statistics, the poverty line today are 19.3 million Russians (13.2% of the population). Real incomes fall for the fifth consecutive year. For the last two years the number of citizens planning their future in the next five to six years, reduced from 17 to 11%. Over 60% of Russians are ashamed perpetual poverty in Russia.
The resignation of the current government of the Russian Federation are in one way or another 53% of Russians. It showed the January survey, “Levada-center”. The main claims of the Russians to present to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation the rise in prices and the decline in income.
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