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The Real Russia, in Dollars and Sense

In Putin’s Russia, the average monthly wage is 30,000 rubles, or $917.  That works out to $5.73 per hour and $11,000 per year.

In Obama’s America, the income below which a person is considered “poor” is $11,500.

That’s right:  The poverty wage in the USA is higher than the average wage in Russia.

And don’t forget this:  “average” means than many Russians earn much less than $11,000 per year.  In fact, since Russia is a nation famous for billionaires who skew the average, there are a lot more people earning less than a less elitist country might have. As we reported, for instance, the average wage in the city of Vyazma, Russia, is one third the national average.

2 responses to “The Real Russia, in Dollars and Sense

  1. That’s the sad reality of Putin’s Russia.

  2. Sam ⋅

    11000$ per year sounds too much.My uncle is car mechanic in small town,his salary 220$ per month,or 2640$ per year

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