The size of the subsistence minimum in Russia for 2021 will be 11,653 rubles. This was announced on Saturday, January 9, by the press service of the Russian government.
As specified, the corresponding order was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
“Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree establishing the size of the subsistence minimum per capita and for the main socio-demographic groups for 2021,” the ministry’s official website said in a statement.
So, the subsistence minimum per capita will be equal to 11,653 rubles. For the working-age population, it will be 12,792 rubles, for children – 11,303 rubles, and for pensioners – 10,022 rubles.
The Cabinet of Ministers stressed that from 2021 the size of the subsistence minimum is approved immediately for a year, and not for a quarter. Previously, the amount was calculated based on the cost of products that were included in the consumer basket, but now it depends on the median per capita income for the country.
Since the new year, the minimum wage has been increased. Its size was 12,792 rubles.
On December 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the minimum wage should be increased as much as possible.
In turn, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova noted that the minimum wage for the first time will exceed the subsistence minimum for the working-age population in 2021. She noted that this will affect 3.9 million Russians.