compared to the average for the country, two regions of the Far East offer. At the same time, he was also surprised at the exorbitant prices for goods that exceed even those in the capital.
The traveler specified that a high salary does not guarantee a high standard of living. For example, this is the situation in the Kamchatka Territory and the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, where people come to work from different parts of our large country, as well as from neighboring countries. “Salaries here are indeed quite comparable to those in Moscow, and representatives of certain professions earn even more. For example, very often people go to Kamchatka to work as laborers. The work is physically difficult and you have to work a lot, but they will definitely pay their 100-200 thousand, depending on the specific place. On fishing ships, sailors get even more, not to mention higher ranks, ”he said in his channel on Yandex.Zen.
However, the other side of the coin looks less impressive. Unfortunately, even with high salaries, residents of Kamchatka do not live richly, since prices on the peninsula are much higher than in Moscow. “Literally everything is more expensive, from basic foodstuffs to goods imported from the mainland, because goods have to be delivered to Kamchatka by sea or, in exceptional cases, by air, which is even more expensive,” the traveler added.
Chukotka is the second highly paid region and the territory closest to American Alaska. Severe weather conditions are added to the geographical features of the district, which not everyone can withstand. As for the prices for food and goods, then, according to a compatriot, they “can be safely multiplied by 1.5 even compared to Kamchatka.”
Statistics also confirm the tourist's words. So, according to the official information of Rosstat for December 2022, the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug ranked first in the Far East in terms of average wages – 136.958 rubles. per month, the Sakhalin region – the second (127.032 thousand rubles), the Magadan region – the third (116.196 thousand rubles), the Kamchatka Territory – the fourth (103.529 thousand rubles). In addition, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug was among the top regions with high salaries.
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