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The living wage and minimum wage will change in 2021
The living wage and the minimum wage will change in Russia next year. The Russian government approved the corresponding bill.
The decision is posted on Cabinet website... The average living wage from next year will be 11 653 rubles, and the minimum wage - 12 792 rubles. The increase in the minimum wage will affect 3,9 million people. Currently, the minimum wage is 12 130 rubles. The average per capita living wage in Russia this year is 11 rubles.
The day before, at a meeting of the Russian government, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection presented a new bill on change of calculation method living wage and minimum wage. It is proposed to abandon the binding of these parameters to the cost of the minimum consumer basket. It is proposed to determine the subsistence minimum based on the average per capita income. According to the project, it will be 44,2% of this value. As for the minimum wage, this parameter until 2026 can be equated to 42% of the median salary.