Medvedev has reduced the subsistence minimum in Russia

The Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on establishing the subsistence minimum in the country for the third quarter of this year. The corresponding document was published on the official portal of legal information (.pdf).

According to the decree, for the third quarter of 2016 living wage set at around 9 889 thousand RUB. per capita, which is RUB 67 less in relation to the previous quarter. For able-bodied population the living wage is set at 678 10 thousand rubles, for pensioners — 8 136 thousand rubles, for children — 9 668 thousand rubles, follows from the document.

In the second quarter of the current year the subsistence level in Russia as a whole was 9 956 thousand rubles, for able-bodied population — 10 thousand 722 roubles, for pensioners — 8 163 thousand rubles, for children — 9 861 thousand RUB.

For the first quarter of 2016, the subsistence minimum per capita amounted to 9 thousand RUB 776

The subsistence minimum as a whole and subjects of the Russian Federation is determined quarterly on the basis of the consumer basket. Since 2000, the subsistence minimum is determined in average per capita, as well as for the three socio-demographic groups of the population (able-bodied population, pensioners, children), and established by the government.

The consumer basket includes minimum set of food and non-food goods and services whose value is determined in relation to the cost of the minimum food basket, necessary for the preservation of human health and his life.