The expert pointed to the increasing purchasing power of Ukrainian pensioners

Эксперт указал на рост покупательной способности украинских пенсионеров

Alex Doroshenko said on his page on “Facebook” about the growth in the purchasing power of the Ukrainian pensioners. According to the head of the Association of retailers in the first place this is due to the increase in pension payments in Ukraine in the first quarter of this year, the average pension in the country increased by 13.6 percent, according to Newsmir.info.

Alex Doroshenko notes that the purchasing power of Ukrainian pensioners in the current year increased. According to experts, is primarily associated with an increase in pension payments in Ukraine. He recalled that at the end of the first quarter, the average pension in the country rose by 13.6 per cent, whereas, for example, bread basket has risen by 9 percent.

Accordingly, in July of this year the average pensioner could buy 8 pounds of wheat bread of flour more than in January. However, Doroshenko stressed that elderly people often have serious health problems, and spending on treatment sometimes exceed the amount of their pensions. In this case, without the help of children or relatives is simply not enough. Read also: Ukrainian police can fine the owners of “EuroBLECH” immediately stop the car.

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