Average salary of Belarusians reached almost 1K rubles in October

Compared with September, the salary increased by almost 36 rubles and amounted to 999.7 rubles. However, economists are wary of this growth.

“There are now opportunities for wage growth, although there are alarming bells. In particular, our wage growth rates are ahead of labor productivity growth,” Alpari senior analyst Vadzim Iosub told belsat.eu.

However, even with the increase in earnings, the welfare of the Belarusians will not increase — in addition to constant inflation, next year it is planned to increase housing and communal services rates by an average of $ 5.

In addition, the average real earnings in the country are significantly different from the nominal, which is voiced by Belstat. In many regions, people receive no more than 400 rubles per month. And in others, it is often difficult to get at least some income. So, in September, 160 enterprises violated the terms of salary payment, and eight paid less than the minimum salary, which is 305 rubles.

Back in March of this year, Lukashenka admitted that the state was not able to provide an average monthly salary of 1,000 rubles.