The median salary in Russia for 2020 was 32,422 rubles, according to Rosstat data. Over the year it increased by 6.4%, in 2019 the indicator was at the level of 30,458 rubles.
The median salary is the amount more and less than which half of the country’s population receives.
In Russia, since 2021, the median salary affects the size of the minimum wage and the subsistence level. In May, the Ministry of Labor proposed to calculate the regional cost of living according to the new rules. Previously, it was set based on the consumer basket of the entity. Now it will be determined in relation to the size of the federal living wage.
About the proposal of the Ministry of Labor – in the material “Kommersant” “Coefficients for poverty”.