the First RAID of the shops in this study took place in early April, when the country was already operating mode holidays. Took the daily ration for one of the contingent of Russian, who eats only at home, cooks itself (no frills) and carefully spent on products.

the Menu was developed by the delivery service of hot meals of Good Food, taking into account the human needs for nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Breakfast – oatmeal with milk and fruit, a sandwich with butter and cheese, coffee with milk, half orange. Lunch – salad from fresh vegetables, soup with chicken, pork cutlet with mashed potatoes, bread, tea. Dinner – “Olivier”, pasta with fried chicken, bread, tea.

For the preparation of these dishes is used 31 the product of those that are almost any store. The project team is “Chicken with pureskill” on specific days avoided in each region from three to seven objects of popular retailers. Usually it is national retailers. But there are cities where strong market position held local companies. So, in Sevastopol, Kaliningrad and Ulan-Ude major Federal players are not presented.

“We look not at the manufacturer and the quality of the products, and the cost and size of packaging, – said the authors of the method “Meatballs with pureskill”. – Select the particular product packaging with the minimum weight (the main thing that the product was missing on the prescription), and then defined the cheapest option, making sure that its final cost was less than that of goods in larger packaging. This allows you to weed out luxury goods. Thus, in conventional “shopping cart” buyer is typed in the minimum ultimate cost of the collection of products”.

the Project was launched in Veliky Novgorod: at the dawn of the quarantine experts compared the prices of products for “Puree” in stores five Federal networks by calculating price indices for different categories. Further, on April 13, the monitoring was conducted in nine regions. The last cut was made may 12 in 42 cities – from Ulan-Ude to Kaliningrad and from Murmansk to Sevastopol.

If you compare the average cost of the diet in the capitals of regions, the minimum she will be in Omsk (252 ruble), maximum – in Irkutsk (at $ 100 more).

“In General we can say that the “mashed potatoes” is cheaper in the Central and southern part of the country, more expensive in the North and in Siberia. So, in Krasnodar selected meals can be prepared in 263,8 rubles per day, in Tomsk – on 311, and in Murmansk – 321 rouble. However, in Sebastopol, for example, our diet is almost the same as in Krasnoyarsk. And Kaliningrad took the third place”, – explained the analysts of the project.

Because the nine regions the measurements carried out twice, it is possible to estimate the dynamics of prices in the economy segment. Over the past month the price of “Purusco” has grown in four of these regions, but no more than three percent (in Samara, Volgograd, Kazan and Novgorod). And five let and slightly, but has decreased (in Lipetsk, Orenburg, Volgograd, Tomsk and Rostov-on-don).

the Price of conventional ration in each city compared with the subsistence minimum for the working population and the average gross nominal salary in the region (in terms day). In most cases, food had 20-30 percent of daily income residents. The highest rates are recorded in Barnaul, Kirov, Kaliningrad and Ulyanovsk.

If the measure of the subsistence minimum, then food (according to the method mashed potato) it accounts for 70-75 percent. The highest share (89 percent) recorded in Voronezh, Penza and Volgograd, a little more luck to the residents of Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude. At the opposite end of the ranking Murmansk and Arkhangelsk – their “minimal” selected diet would take 55-60 percent.

of Course, stands out in Moscow, where the cost of this set of products would have amounted to only a tenth of earnings and about 48 percent of the subsistence minimum. St Petersburg would have had to spend on “Purusco” about 14 percent of the salary, the team is 18.6. However, in their case, it is 72 and 67 per cent of the subsistence minimum respectively.

Reports on specific regions allow you to compare the prices of products from various retailers in certain categories (meat, butter, groceries). In the future, “Chicken with pureskill” expands its geography, including at the expense of neighboring countries.

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