Judging by polls of VTsIOM, every tenth citizen of Russia counts pennies, struggles to make ends meet and even saves on food. Saving money needs more learning. According to a third of the respondents, if they can still find money for food, then there is not enough for clothing.
Ten percent of Russian citizens who were asked by VTsIOM employees rated their well-being below the lower threshold. Every tenth person in Russia has to choose which basic foodstuffs to choose (the choice is usually made according to the criterion of cheapness) and people just look at the delicacies and seasonal fruits and berries.
Just over forty percent of Russians are sufficiently provided with clothes and food, but for larger purchases — for example, a refrigerator or furniture — you have to save for a long time. 14% can afford to furnish an apartment, but the purchase of the apartment itself is not available to them.
In the remaining three percent of those surveyed, they considered themselves quite well-to-do: among them are those who can afford to buy (and maintain) a car, as well as those who can find money for their own homes.