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Living wage in July hits $113 in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Materials 1 August 2012 10:27
Amount of a living wage amounted to 16,979 tenge (about $113) in Kazakhstan in July 2012, Kazakh Statistics Agency said on Tuesday.
Living wage in July hits $113 in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, Astana, Aug.1 / Trend, D. Mukhtarov /

Amount of a living wage hit 16,979 tenge (about $113) in Kazakhstan in July 2012, Kazakh Statistics Agency said on Wednesday.

"Amount of living wage in Kazakhstan, on average, per capita, calculated based on minimum norms of consumption of basic foodstuffs, decreased by 1.2 percent in July 2012, compared to the previous month," the Agency said.

Compared to July 2011, living wage rate rose by 2.2 percent.

In the structure of living wage, share of costs for meat and fish hit 23 percent, milk, butter and fat products and eggs - 15.3 percent, fruit and vegetables - 12.1 percent, bread and cereal products - 7.4 percent, sugar, tea and spice - 2.2 percent.

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