Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Moscow, Chukotka and Sakhalin became leaders among Russian regions in terms of income inequality by the end of 2020, Izvestia reported, citing the results of a study by the international audit and consulting network FinExpertiza.
According to analysts, in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the incomes of the population differ 10.2 times: the wealthiest received 10.2 times more than the poor (215.9 thousand rubles against 21.2 thousand). In the Nenets Autonomous District, incomes differ 9.4 times – 201 thousand rubles. against 21.3 thousand. In Moscow, the gap is 8.7 times – 177.3 thousand rubles. against 20.3 thousand rubles.
On average, the incomes of Russians in 2020 amounted to 35.7 thousand rubles. per month. However, 20% of citizens with high incomes received an average of 82.5 thousand rubles. per month, and 20% of Russians with the lowest income – 9.88 thousand rubles. 20% of the poorest citizens received about 5.5% of the total income of the population, 20% of the richest – 46.2%.
The lowest inequality between the incomes of wealthy and poor Russians was recorded in Karachay-Cherkessia (5.3 times; 37.1 thousand against 7 thousand rubles), Kostroma region (5.4 times) and the Jewish Autonomous Region (5.4 times) … Also, the lowest indicator of inequality was recorded in Khakassia, Ingushetia, Kirov region, Crimea, Novgorod and Vladimir regions.
In May, the Russians named the level of income necessary for happiness. Residents of Russia need an average of 173,000 rubles. a month to feel happy, according to the results of a survey by the portal Superjob. The highest level of income for happiness is needed for residents of Moscow, the lowest for residents of Kirov, Orenburg and Lipetsk.