The head of the Ukrainian analytical center does not know where Ukrainians are obliged to borrow money to pay for gas at the new rates, which are several times greater than the average wage in the country.
From 1 April 2015 gas tariffs in Ukraine will be significantly increased. Okhrimenko emphasizes that in the Ukrainian media often indicate preferential tariff - 3600 UAH per thousand cubic meters of gas, which will apply only to a very small group of people. The majority of Ukrainians will have to pay 2 times more 7188 UAH per thousand cubic meters of gas." in terms of dollars at the official NBU rate it - 312 USD. Net of tax average wage in Ukraine is about $ 130. It turns out that the Ukrainians will pay for gas in 2, 4 times more than you earn ", - commented the economist.
"For the world economy it is - nonsense. In other countries the tariffs for gas And the truth is high, but wages in these countries much more than in Ukraine ", - writes Okhrimenko. As confirmation, he gives the ratio of the cost of gas For the residents to their average monthly salaries after taxes of other countries. Thus, in Germany the figure is 30%, in France And in the UK of 24%, in Sweden - 44%. In Eastern Europe the ratio is worse: in Lithuania, Latvia And Poland, it is 71%, mainly because wages here are lower than in Western Europe." And yet even they are far away from that nonsense, which arose at the present time in Ukraine ", - said the head of the Ukrainian analytical center, Recalling that before the price increase, the ratio of gas tariffs For the population And the average salary in Ukraine is at the level of 70%. Tariff increases without a parallel increase in wages the political scientist considers irresponsible." It is difficult to understand what was expected by the government, when it raised prices in Ukraine, excluding salaries.