Russia’s Ambassador, commented on the findings of the HSE about the high salaries of Belarusians

© RIA Novosti / Viktor to Trackability in fotobanka of Russia in Belarus Alexander Surikov. Archival photoRussia’s Ambassador, commented on the findings of the HSE about the high salaries of Belarusians© RIA Novosti / Viktor to Trackability the image Bank

Indices of real wages, operated by the experts of the Institute of social policy Higher school of Economics, have a virtual relationship to real wages. As reported by Sputnik of Belarus, said Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov.

On the Internet actively discussed the findings of the experts contained in the monitoring «cross-country comparisons of wages in the years 2011-2017». At the end of last year were the leaders in real wages in CIS with the same period in 1648 dollars. The Russians, as calculated by experts, this figure is 1640 dollars.

«If you look in nominal wages, translate them into dollars, in Russia only getting about 750 dollars, in Belarus — 480. Statistical reporting, which says the HSE, there is the UN, it has a virtual relationship to real wages,» — says the Ambassador.

He told how he had calculated the salaries for purchasing power parity. Experts analyzed how much «worth» a 500-dollar salary according to the Belarusian prices in new York and how much — given the Russian prices.

«But it poorly reflects the quality of life of the population. We get real money here the market here, the products we buy here and so forth,» — said the Ambassador.

He recalled that in the U.S. prices significantly higher than in Russia and Belarus. In addition, Belarus is still subsidised part of the housing services.

 

 

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