Not often is the government concerned about the expenses of motorists, because the words of the chairman of the upper house should raise hope for the best. She said: it is ineffective to extinguish the explosions of price increases in the "manual" mode - they must be stabilized by laws. And it is necessary to create legislative bases for: deputies of the upper house, the speaker said, have adopted (so far as a basis) a draft of the relevant resolution.
The message should lie to the soul of the car owner, but the context puzzled. What does it mean "no higher than in the US or other countries" ?! Is it normal with them? States and in this regard for us a guide? Deputies will propose a method of price stabilization, when the US and ours will be equal?
Or is it that the keywords reflecting the social line of the Council of Federations are “taking into account the living standards of the population”?
What do you guys have in your wallets?
Ratings of the standard of living in the countries of the world are made up of various international organizations, but in no one Russia rises above the sixth dozen, while the United States is in the first.
Compare the "natural" money. In order for the comparisons to be correct, we take the data of the period preceding the last fall of the ruble against the US currency. So, about Russia:
The average per capita income in January 2011, according to Rosstat, was 14, 014 rubles, or about $ 472 (€ 345).
In mid-June, the official cost of living for the able-bodied population of the Russian Federation was expressed in the figure of 6986 rubles, or about $ 250 (€ 170).
Now about the Americans. We will not give an indicator of their average per capita income - the difference will be too big. The following data are quite indicative: the poverty line in the USA is $ 1526 per month.
And about the “other countries”: social benefits for unemployed refugees in the European Union - € 800.
A suggestion suggests itself: fuel must cost us as much less as incomes.
How much is a reservation
And how do they and our gasoline prices differ? According to the InterEnergo portal, in the first week of September (again before the jump in the value of the dollar) at US gas stations, the price of 1 liter of Regular (an analogue of the Russian AI-92) was approximately 97.1 cents, that is, 28.2 rubles. (at the rate for that period). In Russia, the AI-92 then cost 26.2 rubles. The difference is 2 rubles, that is 7%.