Half of the Russian families do not have a personal car, according to RIA Novosti with reference to the data of a comprehensive observation of the living conditions of Russians conducted by the Federal Statistics Service (Rosstat).
It is specified that the study takes place once every two years and covers 60 thousand households, based on a sample survey of representatives of various groups and strata of the population living in all constituent entities of the country. According to the results of the 2020 survey, 48.4 per cent of Russian households have a passenger car at their disposal, while 50.3 per cent do not have it (50.8 per cent in 2018).
Among households that do not have a car at their disposal, 51.7 per cent will not be able to buy a car due to lack of funds (57.9 per cent in 2018), another 39.4 per cent will not be able to buy a car for another reason (33.2 per cent in 2018), and almost 9 per cent could buy a car using their own or borrowed funds if they wanted.
Specialists also noted that among those households that have a car, 69 per cent leave it in unequipped parking lots near the house or in the yard, 23.8 per cent, in stationary garages, 8.6 per cent in specialized parking lots, and another 3 per cent in metal boxes.