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Analysts critical about existing minimum

Wednesday, July 25
In June 2012, the National Statistic Office of Georgia (Geostat) published data that revealed the minimum labor wage in Georgia for males to exist is GEL 149, which is lower than the data from last year. So according to this figure a person can survive on 5 lari a day. The figures show that existence minimum for a family is GEL 249.9. Analysts think that the indicators do not take into consideration the costs of different regions– rural and urban in particular. Other analysts think that even if these figures are right, ordinary pensioners are doomed to death, because of the top pension in Georgia is 110 GEL and besides food, there are communal services to be paid as well as medicine and transportation.