GEOSTAT: 164 GEL – New Subsistence Minimum

According to National Statistics Office of Georgia, Subsistence Minimum for an average employee in Georgia has increased to 185 GEL in April 2019. The same indicator, according to the same source, was 181,2 GEL in March.

The Subsistence Minimum for an average consumer amounted 163,9 GEL in April. According to the methodology used by Geostat, this amount of money should be spent on taxes, clothing, transportation and food for 30 days by an average consumer.

Geostat also published the data about the living wage for different family categories: 

  • Family that consists of 2 people – 262 GEL
  • Family that consists of 3 people – 295 GEL 
  • Family that consists of 4 people – 327 GEL

According to Geostat the living wage for the family that consists of 5 people is 368,7 GEL, whereas for those with 6 or more family members – 435.9 GEL (​164 SET AS NEW SUBSISTENCE MINIMUM BY GEOSTAT, (17, May, 2019) (in English)).