More than half of Russians spend from 10 to 20 thousand rubles a month on housing, while spending on food is mainly in the range of 5-25 thousand rubles, according to the results of a study conducted by the Rabota.ru job search service, RIA Novosti reports.
According to the results of the study, the majority of respondents (59 per cent) spend about 10-20 thousand rubles a month on housing, that is payments for housing and communal services, housing rental, or mortgages. Another 28 per cent of respondents pay up to 10 thousand rubles for a flat rent, 7 per cent spend from 20 to 30 thousand rubles on this, 4 per cent, from 30 to 50 thousand rubles, and 1 per cent from 50 to 75 thousand rubles or even more.
In addition, 40 per cent of respondents said that they spend from 10 to 25 thousand rubles a month on food products, 29 per cent of respondents spend from 5 to 10 thousand rubles on them, 10 per cent, from 3 to 5 thousand rubles, and 4 per cent, up to 3 thousand rubles. At the same time, 14 per cent estimated their monthly spending on food products in the amount of 25 to 50 thousand rubles and 3 per cent, from 50 thousand rubles and more.
It also turned out that most often residents of Russia save money on going to restaurants and cafes (71 per cent of respondents), having entertainment (69 per cent), buying new gadgets (61 per cent), or new clothes (60 per cent). In addition, 54 per cent of the surveyed try to reduce their vacation expenses, 52 per cent save money on subscriptions and streaming services, 51 per cent on the purchase of household appliances, and 50 per cent on beauty products. Russians save the least money on gifts for their friends and relatives (35 per cent), as well as on the Internet and mobile communications (18 per cent).