“Everyone with no car, dreaming to buy it. Everyone who has a car, dreams to sell it. And does this only because, selling, stay out of cars” – this statement is from the wonderful Soviet Comedy of half a century ago, to some extent, valid today. But how long it takes the average Russian to dreaming about buying a new car, save for it?
In those ancient times, when the screens out, we quoted the film, the country walked a provocative joke: “On the question of the radio station “Voice of America” about how many years it takes Soviet engineers to save for a car, “Armenian radio” after a long pause replied, “And you are lynching Negroes!” Such a shameful phenomenon of lynching in the United States, fortunately, remained in the distant past, and even the word “Negro” there has long been not used as extremely politically incorrect, but in the situation of buying a car, it seems that little has changed.
To this conclusion, essentially, brings an interesting study undertaken by the analytical Agency “AUTOSTAT”, which experts undertook to calculate how long it would take living in our country with the usual wages, to save up for a new car. Of course, this is done with the caveat that the calculation is still conditional, because it does not take into account any other expenses, and only that person the salary will be set aside exclusively for the purchase of the machine, not resorting to the loan. He does not give a clear idea about the timing of the accumulation of money, but to judge the economic conditions in which live the majority of citizens of the Russian Federation.
We, wholeheartedly agreeing with this, in turn, will note that the amount on a major purchase often comes from the income of several family members, and, on the other hand, as a rule, about 2/3 (maybe more) personal or family income is spent on mandatory expenses (housing and utilities, transport, purchasing food and clothing, etc.). Therefore, no claim to a rigorous scientific approach, yet it is permissible to multiply the results obtained at 3, and these figures are just for clarity in brackets.
As a starting point, researchers took the most common according to Rosstat, wages in Russia, which is 23.5 thousand rubles. Of course, depending on the region of residence or level of claims this period may vary significantly. So, to buy the bestseller of the Russian market – Lada Granta (the available equipment worth nearly 440 thousand rubles) – in this calculation will need relatively little time – just 19 months, or just over 1.5 years (by multiplying by 3, we obtain 4.5 years). That is, with the “Frets” now it’s much better than it was in the Soviet Union with “the Zhiguli” it is certainly. But in order to become the owner of the most popular premium car, which is Lexus RX (with a minimum charge of just over 3 million rubles), you need to save money for 128 months, i.e. 10.6 years. On the other hand, what with a salary to try to buy a premium car, forgetting the proverb about Senka and hat?
Much more revealing is the ratio of the most common Russian salaries 23.5 thousand rubles with the average weighted price of a new passenger car in Russia, which in the 1st half made up 1.52 million RUB: it turns out that the Russians need 65 months (or almost 5.5 years) to save up the money for the full amount of such purchases (multiplying by 3, we get 16.5 years, which is very sad).
Note that no matter how conditional or was the above calculations, yet they are to a certain extent reflect the level of solvency of the population. In this connection naturally raises a rhetorical question: where then on the Russian roads such a lot expensive and very expensive cars?