MOSCOW, February 27 – RIA Novosti. The problem with data on the salaries of Russians is that only statistical data are taken into account. This opinion was expressed in an interview with Ura.ru by State Duma deputy Andrei Vetluzhskikh.
He noted that it would be more correct to calculate the median salary – it is one third less than the arithmetic average. “It is necessary to conduct monitoring, which will show several basic points: overwork is not taken into account, the differentiation by average salaries is large and there are methodological shortcomings regarding the types and accounting of income”, – he said.
Earlier the service “Rabota.ru” conducted a study and found out which cities Russians consider the best in terms of salaries. First place was taken by Moscow – it was named by 86 percent of respondents, followed by St. Petersburg – 29 percent. Third place was taken by Novosibirsk – it was chosen by seven percent of Russians.