Specialists of the Rabota.ru job search service conducted a study and found out how many residents of Russia save part of their salaries, and what they save it for. More than 5,500 service users from all regions of the country took part in the study.
According to the results of the survey, 30 per cent of respondents save part of their income. Of these, 21 per cent of respondents save up to 30 per cent of their income, 6 per cent save from 30 per cent to 50 per cent, and 3 per cent save more than 50 per cent. Most of the respondents (42 per cent) indicated that they save money “for a rainy day”, while 25 per cent of the surveyed make savings for a trip on vacation, and 24 per cent for a purchase of a new flat.
In addition, 20 per cent of respondents save money for repairs, 18 per cent save it for children, 16 per cent for buying a car, and 13 per cent for medical treatment. It also turned out that 12 per cent of Russians save money to pay for tuition, 10 per cent to buy new clothes or shoes, 8 per cent hope to spend saved money on a smartphone, laptop, or desktop, 7 per cent on household appliances, and another 5 per cent on the summer season.