Ukraine's Prime Minister: Food Prices in Ukraine Are Lower than in the Neighboring Countries
Kyiv, March 13, 2011. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov stated that the food prices in Ukraine are considerably lower than those in the neighboring countries.
“Prices for food in Ukraine are much lower than in Russia and Belarus. I am not even talking about such countries as Hungary, Poland, etc.”, said Azarov in his interview at ICTV television channel.
According to the Prime Minister, it became possible to set the prices at the current rate due to the government’s shrewd policy on grain export. The top official also reiterated that within the next few years Ukraine should become fully self-sufficient in providing itself with enough of the locally produced food.
According to the statistics, average monthly salary in Belarus equals to approximately USD 360, in Russia – USD 675, and in Ukraine – USD 260. Suffice it to say, that the average monthly salary in the European countries makes up to EUR 11 945.