YEREVAN, August 7. /ARKA/. Armenia has the least gap between the capital’s and regional salaries among other CIS member states, Vedomosti Russian newspaper reports referring to Interstate Statistical Committee of CIS.
According to the research, the gap between the wages paid in Yerevan and other regions is just 9.7%, whereas an average wage in Dushanbe almost twice ( by 97.2%) higher that in other regions of Tajikistan ( first place in the CIS), Moscow salaries are 82.2% higher than in the rest of the regions ( second place), Kyiv wages- 52.1% (third place). The research also shows that the highest average wages are recorded in Moscow, Astana (Kazakhstan), and Baku (Azerbaijan). Last year, an average salary of a Moscow resident was 43, 272 rubles that is three times higher from salaries in Astana ( 26,424 rubles, second place in the CIS) and almost twice more than in Baku ( 19,049 rubles, third place).
Moscow wages are even three times higher from those of Minsk (Belarus) ( 14,993, fourth place) and Kyiv (14, 816 rubles, fifth place), and 7.5 times more than in Dushanbe ( 5772 rubles, ninth place).
The Committee also states that the highest growth of December salaries (heeding inflation rates) was reported in Kyrgyzstan – by 31.3%, Tajikistan- by 18.7% (the second place in growth dynamics), Kazakhstan- 13.9% (third place), Russia- 11.2% (fifth place). Wages tumbled only in two CIS member states- Moldova ( by 8%) and Belarus ( by 13.8%).
Belarus also reported the highest in the CIS jump in the nominal wages (without heeding inflation rates) in the national currency ( by 55.7%). However, transferred to rubles the salaries there dropped by 8.4%. Average annual rate of Belarus currency against the ruble fell by 80% in a year ( as of late December -almost twice).
Vedomosti also refers to HeadHunter company’s research, that shows Astana has the most dynamic vacancy placement. Within the last year ( 2nd Q of 2012 to 2nd Q of 2011) the number of vacancies in Moscow, Kyiv and Minks increased by almost 30-40%, and in Astana- almost twice more. The offered salaries in Moscow are twice higher than in Astana and Kyiv, and three times more than in Minsk.
The most tense situation with employment is reported in Astana, as there are in average five candidates for one vacancy, the research shows. Kyiv is the most non-transparent city in the CIS as just each third employer mentions the amount of an offered salary posting a vacancy.
According to the statistical data, an average monthly nominal wage in Armenia advanced by 3.8% to 114, 875 drams in May 2012 from a year earlier. ($1-411.02 drams). -0-