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Average Wage In Half Of Belarusian Districts Is Lower Than $300

In September, the average wage in Belarus stopped its four-months growth and dropped by 2.3%. It totaled 732.9 Belarusian rubles, or $372.

However, only five districts out of 118 had this figure over the national average, whereas average wages in more than half of the Belarusian districts were did not reach $300 in the equivalent, TUT.BY writes.

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Most of the districts from the 10 districts with the lowest average wage were in Vitebsk and Mogilev regions. The average wage in all of them did not exceed $260.

All in all, 64 districts of Belarus had average wages lower than $300 in September.

The highest average wage was paid in Salihorsk district – 1 023.1 Belarusian rubles, or almost $526. The district continues to have the highest average wages, overcoming even the capital of Belarus.

Compared with the same period last year, the rise of real wages in September was noted only in 6 districts.

In Minsk the average wage continued to fall for a third month in a row. In September it amounted to 1 014.9 Belarusian rubles, according to the National Statistics Committee.