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Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Russian Economy by the Numbers

$0.25
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the minimum hourly wage it is legal to pay in Russia
(based on 1,100 rubles or about $40 for four forty-hour weeks)
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(on average, it takes a Russian minium wage earner
three days to earn what an American minimum
wage earner is paid in one hour)
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$1.02
*
the minimum hourly wage needed for survival in Russia
(based on 4,414 rubles or about $163 per month)
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