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Over half Penza citizens claim their monthly wage below average

11:46 | 30.05.2016 | Society

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Penza, 30 May 2016. PenzaNews. More than half of Penza region citizens earn less every month than the regional average wage level, according to the PenzaNews website poll held on 15-29 May 2016, which received votes from 471 users (including 335 from Penza and the region).

Over half Penza citizens claim their monthly wage below average

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In particular, just over 20% of the poll claimed their monthly earnings to be around 15-20 thousand rubles; 25% – 10-15 thousand rubles; and more than 15% – under 10 thousand rubles.

The remainder of the poll (around 40%) claimed to earn over 20 thousand rubles every month: just over 10% – 20-25 thousand; around 5% – 25-30 thousand; nearly 7% – 30-35 thousand; and 4.5% – 35-40 thousand.

In addition, an eighth of the poll – just over 12% claimed to earn more than 40 thousand rubles every month.

According to official date, the average earnings in the Penza region per person reached 21,471 rubles in 2015 – 9.5% more than the year before.

The average wage in the Penza region in 2015 increased by 4.2% up to 23,189 rubles.

The average monthly pension was calculated at 11,000 rubles on 1 January 2016, more than 3% more than on 1 January 2015.

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