980 GEL is average monthly salary in Georgia:
But men earn more than women

Higher prices for vegetables contributed to a 0.9% increase in the cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages month-on-month, noted Geostat. Photo by N. Alavidze/Agenda.ge.
Agenda.ge, 16 Dec 2016 - 14:29, Tbilisi,Georgia

People are earning more money in Georgia than before, shows latest quarterly figures from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).

In the third quarter (Q3) of 2016 the average monthly salary in Georgia was 980 GEL (about $364/€348*), seven GEL more than the previous quarter.

Men earned almost 440 GEL more than women each month, showed the figures.

In Q3 2016, female workers earned an average salary of 744.2 GEL (about $276.67/€264.48*) per month, while male workers earned 1,183.8 GEL (about $440/€420*), said Geostat.

In Q3 2016 the average monthly salary per sector was:

  • Financial intermediation – 1,613.2 GEL
  • Construction – 1,460.3 GEL
  • Public administration – 1,361.6 GEL
  • Mining and quarrying – 1,283.1 GEL
  • Transport and communication – 1,242.7 GEL
  • Production and distribution of electricity, gas and water – 1,149.5 GEL
  • Real estate, renting and business activities – 1,122.3 GEL
  • Fishing – 989.1GEL
  • Health and social work – 912 GEL
  • Manufacturing – 839 GEL
  • Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal and household goods – 869.3 GEL
  • Other community, social and personal service activities – 810.1 GEL
  • Hotels and restaurants – 758.6 GEL
  • Agriculture, hunting and forestry – 591.7 GEL
  • Education – 523.3 GEL

Meanwhile other data by Geostat revealed a person needed at least 161.4 GEL to support themselves in Georgia each month.

The minimum subsistence level is calculated based on the minimum cost of items in the food basket, defined by Georgian law since 2004. The indicator did not include monthly mortgage or rent costs, or utility bills.

For the average consumer, the minimum subsistence level was 142.9 GEL in November, while an average family needed at least 270.7 GEL to survive.

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As for households, the minimum amount of money needed was:

  • For a one-person household – 142.9 GEL
  • For a two-person household – 228.7 GEL
  • For a three-person household – 257.3 GEL
  • For a four-person household – 285.8 GEL
  • For a five-person household – 321.6 GEL
  • For a six or more person household – 380.2 GEL