Real pensions up nearly 11 percent in September

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Belarus/>/>’ real average monthly pension decreased by one percent in September to 389,400 rubels ($185), said the National Statistics Committee. However, according to the committee, September’s real average pension was 10.8 percent higher than in the same month of the previous year.

In September 2008, the average pension was 128.5 percent of the Subsistence Minimum Budget for pensioners, the Committee said. Old-age pensions averaged out at 408,300 rubels, disability pensions at 357,200 rubels, survivor’s benefits at 242,400 rubels, and social pensions at 169,800 rubels, BelaPAN reported.