The average insurance pension in Russia was 16.8 thousand rubles.

The average size of the insurance pension increased to 16,789.5 rubles. after indexation at the beginning of the year by 6.3%, the Accounts Chamber reported. This is 912 rubles. or 5.7% more than at the beginning of 2020.

For non-working pensioners, the average amount of payments is higher – 17,536 rubles, according to the materials of the Accounts Chamber (.pdf). They increased by 1,032 rubles. per year.

At the beginning of 2021, the number of pensioners in Russia who receive social benefits for their pension reached 2.9 million people. Over the year, the number decreased by 0.7%. The average amount of the additional payment increased from 1980 rubles. up to RUB 2184 by April 1.

The Pension Fund of Russia received 804 billion rubles. from the federal budget (-8.5%). In the structure of the fund’s revenues, the share of federal budget funds decreased from 43.5% to 38.5% in the first quarter. The PFR budget was executed with a deficit of 5.2 billion rubles.

According to RANEPA estimates, due to the increase in the retirement age, the number of the economically active population in Russia by 2028 will grow by 3.5 million people, or 4.6%. The study notes that although in the country as a whole, an increase in the retirement age should not negatively affect the well-being of the population, in a number of regions it may increase the poverty rate among citizens of the new pre-retirement age.

More details – in the material of “Kommersant” “The new retirement age will add workers.”

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