In Moscow, St. Petersburg and the regions of the Far North, gasoline turned out to be the most affordable for the population of Russia. This is evidenced by the research data of “RIA Novosti”.
The rating is based on the indicators of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation in terms of the volume of AI-92 gasoline, which a resident can purchase for an average salary in the region. The researchers determined the available volume of gasoline by dividing the average monthly salary in the region minus personal income tax for the period from June 2019 to May 2020 by the price of gasoline in the region as of July 27, 2020.
It is noted that in January-July this year, in most Russian regions, gasoline prices increased. On average in the country, AI-92 gasoline rose in price by 1.9% in seven months. Last year, over the same period, the rise in gasoline prices showed a similar result.
The leader in the ranking is the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, where residents can buy 2,160 liters of gasoline per month at a price of 41.7 rubles per liter, Moscow is in second place (1,939 liters of gasoline at a price of 43.1 rubles / liter), the three leaders are closed by the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug district (1727 liters at a price of 56 rubles / liter).
Residents of the North Caucasus can afford the least amount of automobile fuel per average monthly salary. The ranking is closed by the Republic of Dagestan (535 liters at a price of 45.5 rubles / liter), the Karachay-Cherkess Republic (550 liters at a price of 44.3 rubles / liter) and Kabardino-Balkaria (567 liters at a price of 43.9 rubles / liter).
Experts believe that the leading positions in the rating are mainly occupied by regions with high wages. The North Caucasus turned out to be lagging behind due to low salaries in the region and gasoline prices, which in many regions of the subject are higher than the national average.
On July 27, experts named the European countries with the most affordable gasoline. Russia was on the 20th line of the rating, and Luxembourg took the first place. In terms of accessibility, the Russian Federation has outstripped a number of Eastern European states, as well as Belarus and Ukraine, which was in last place in the list.