The average income of Russians in 2020 was 35.7 thousand rubles a month. Thanks to anti-crisis direct payments from the budget, the level of inequality in the country as a whole has decreased slightly. Izvestia reports this, referring to the report of the international audit and consulting network FinExpertiza.
At the same time, in a number of regions there is a serious difference in the income of the population. The leader was the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, where the gap between the incomes of wealthy and low-income citizens is 10.2 times. In second place is the Nenets Autonomous Okrug (9.4 times), in third place is Moscow (8.7 times). Chukotka, Sakhalin, Adygea, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar Territory, Sverdlovsk Region and Yakutia are also in the top ten.
The smallest stratification in 2020, experts identified in Karachay-Cherkessia, where earnings differ by 5.3 times, the Kostroma region and the Jewish Autonomous Region (5.4 times). A similar difference in income was noted in Khakassia, Ingushetia, Crimea, Kirov, Novgorod and Vladimir regions.
Earlier it was reported that Chukotka had the highest average salary for January-February 2021 – 122.9 thousand rubles. The second place was taken by the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District (108.4 thousand rubles), the third – Moscow (99.5 thousand rubles). The top five are closed by Magadan (98.6 thousand rubles) and Sakhalin regions (93.4 thousand rubles). The lowest average monthly salaries in Russia were recorded in the Ivanovo region (27.6 thousand), Dagestan (28.7 thousand), Chechnya (28.8 thousand rubles), Kabardino-Balkaria (28.9 thousand rubles) and Altai Territory (29 thousand rubles).