MOSCOW, April 3 – RIA Novosti. Most Russian families spend 25-50% of their budget, or 15-30 thousand rubles a month on the most essential goods and services, including food, utility bills and transport, according to a study by the online financial platform Webbankir, which is at the disposal of RIA. News.
“About 13% of families on average spend up to 15 thousand rubles on food and basic necessities, 42.9% cost a budget of 15-30 thousand rubles a month. For 29.7% of families, these costs amount to 30-50 thousand rubles,” – Analysts have found out.
Moreover, every tenth Russian family spends 50-70 thousand rubles a month on essential goods and services, another 2.8% – from 70 to 100 thousand rubles, and 1.8% – over 100 thousand rubles.
Almost a third of Russian families (31.2%) spend 25-50% of their budget on food and basic necessities, and every fifth family spends 50-75% of their earnings on meeting basic needs. About 12% of households spend over 75% of their income for these purposes.
About 18.5% of survey participants noted that spending on the most essential goods and services is less than 25% of their family budget, which indicates a fairly good financial situation. And about the same, 17.4% of respondents, on the contrary, admitted that income is not enough even to meet basic needs.
Almost half of the respondents note an increase in the cost of essential goods since the beginning of 2021, slightly more than a quarter (26.6%) believe that the cost has increased slightly. For 10.8% of respondents, it has not changed, and 16% of Russians even noted that goods and services have become more affordable.