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In 2018, the cost of living will increase by 16%


About how to change the structure of the subsistence minimum, said Vice-Minister of labor and social protection of population of Kazakhstan Svetlana Zhakupova said during a press conference in Central communications service.

Since January 1, Kazakhstan increased pensions - joint and several (labor) pensions by 8 %. The basic pension, as well as other types of benefits - 6 %.

However, we will revise the method of appointment of the basic pension.

"If today's basic pension all receive the same regardless of seniority, from July 1, 2018, the basic pension will be calculated depending on seniority. Seniority will be taken into account before January 1, 1998 and after January 1, 1998, a list of pension contributions to the accumulative pension system," - said the Deputy Minister.

Today the country is 2 million 139 thousand recipients of basic pension. For 44.1 per cent of their basic pension will be doubled. If today they get 14 466 tenge, from 1 July 2018 it will be 28 274 thousand tenge.

"This measure will allow to solve topical issue in respect of pensioners who have a very great working experience, but receive less than the average size of pension payments. For them this is a significant improvement, allowing to restore social justice. It is important to note that all pension benefits solidarity pensions are always indexed to the inflation rate of 2%. If in previous years according to official statistics the inflation rate was 7%, we indexed pensions by 9%" - said Svetlana Zhakupova.

In addition, from 1 January to bring conformity with the actual structure of consumer expenditures of the population, will be changed and the structure of the subsistence minimum. Today its value is 24 459 tenge and consists of 43 items, providing average energy value of 2175 kcal per day.

According to international experts, components and nutritional value of the food basket is carefully designed and evaluated by local specialists and meet the requirements of the world healthcare organization.

Change of structure of the subsistence minimum is that if today is the food basket consists of food and non-food parts, where the ratio 60% to 40%. The result of the research work based on the actual structure of consumer expenditures of the population, experts recommended an increase in her non-food share to 45%.

Thus, from 1 January 2018, this ratio will be 55% to 45%. Changing the structure will increase the cost of living. From 1 January this year, he will be 28 284 tenge. Thus, will increase the size of social payments for the 3 million people of Kazakhstan.

Answering a question of journalists regarding the content of the food basket, the Vice Minister noted that Kazakhstan the level of consumption of some products is not inferior to such developed countries as Germany or France.

"Meat consumption in France and in Kazakhstan almost on the same level, similar to a regarding fruits and vegetables. We will implement the standards of the OECD (organization for economic cooperation and development) in order to get closer to him. Now step by step we're getting there. You need to understand that this is a minimum standard. And the underlying payments of the basic state the contents should always be at the minimum level so as not to engender dependency and purely consumer interests," - said Svetlana Zhakupova.

Changed on 6 November, 2017 - 18:56
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