The average cost of a present to a class teacher in Russia has increased by 20 per cent in the last two years, which follows from the results of the study conducted by the SuperJob job search service specialists on the eve of Teacher’s Day, which was celebrated on October 5.
A present for a class teacher for his/her professional holiday from parent groups of students costs an average of 3,200 rubles. Parent groups in Moscow were ready to spend on it more than any other parents in the country (on average 4,000 rubles). In St. Petersburg, the average expenses reach 3,000 rubles.
In turn, parent groups in Voronezh, Novosibirsk, and Rostov-on-Don were going to spend 2,500 rubles on presents to the school teachers of their children. Compared to a similar study conducted in 2018, the average cost of a Teacher’s Day present has increased by 20 per cent.
The most popular present on Teacher’s Day traditionally became a bouquet – 43 per cent of Russian parents planned to buy it for their children’s teachers. Next in the rating go gift certificates (13 per cent) followed by the sets of sweets with tea or coffee (12 per cent).
In addition, 6 per cent of respondents planned to give money to classroom teachers and 2 per cent would like to present teachers with the equipment for work, like a printer or a tablet. Among other gifts were also books, theatre tickets, watches, photo albums, pens and others.