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The Russians decided on the size of the financial “safety cushion”

The Russians decided on the size of the financial "safety cushion"

the Russians have estimated the size of the necessary savings — a “safety cushion” in the event of financial difficulties. In different cities it ranges from 240 thousand to 580 thousand rubles, and the average score in Russia — about 350 thousand roubles, found out the experts of the company “Sberbank Asset Management”.

In a survey conducted in 37 cities with population over 500 thousand people, the Russians were asked to answer the question of what savings rate is required in order to keep the family comfortable in the event of financial difficulties such as job loss or unforeseen emergency expenses.

“the Required size of the financial reserve is able to identify 87% of the respondents. While 41% of respondents said that a normal, decent life is impossible without the presence of the family cushion of financial security,” reads the study.

While most of the money for “financial safety cushion” required by the residents of St. Petersburg (582 thousand), but the Muscovites on the second place — 521,5 million rubles. Of five cities the size of the desired financial reserve also included the Perm, Tyumen and Yekaterinburg.

Meanwhile, more than half of Russians (58%) since the restrictive measures, declared the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19, reduced wages. These are the results of a survey conducted earlier in may, online job search and recruitment “”.

the study showed, employers more than half of the respondents from the beginning of quarantine (from 30 March) reduced salary. However, more than a third (39%) of respondents said that their income remained at the same level, and in 3% it had increased.

we will Remind, last week the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion presented the results of its survey indicating that the vast majority of Russians consider it necessary to have additional earnings. «Among all Russians would like to find a part time 71%, most were men (76%), as well as youth and middle age”, — emphasized in the research poll.

the Most attractive areas of employment for part-time work was called sale or trade (8%), construction (8%) and education (5%).

At the same time, according to the sociologists, “among working Russians (54% of total population), the majority allow for the opportunity to have additional employment, income (70%)”.

Note that in Russia there are already 1 million 665 thousand officially registered unemployed, and the increase on non-business days was 29%. Such data may 20 in the Federation Council was voiced by Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova.

meanwhile, according to “Levada-center”, has a quarter of Russians (25%) experienced delayed payments of wages and redundancies (26%). Almost a third of respondents (32%), in the family which is involved, replied that they personally or their family members have already touched upon the problem of reducing wages, reported with reference to the results of a survey conducted April 24-27.

let’s Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.

may 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19. He also announced the beginning of implementation of the third package of anti-crisis measures, under which the state, in particular, will increase the targeted support of families with children, small businesses, individealnyj entrepreneurs and self-employed. In addition, Putin instructed the government to prepare a national plan for long-term development of the economy, the recovery in employment and incomes.

Today the head of Ministry of economic development (MED) of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov said that the volume of anti-crisis program to support the Russian economy in connection with the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 exceeded 3 trillion rubles.

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