Bishkek, Nov.5, 2019. /Kabar/. In January-August 2019, the average monthly salary in Kyrgyzstan amounted to $236 or KGS 16 thousand 451, Chairman of the National Statistics Committee Akylbek Sultanov told reporters.
According to his data, the average salary of workers varies by type of activity from KGS 8.7 thousand to 36.2 thousand.
“The National Statistics Committee is developing data on the average monthly wage of only employees of enterprises and organizations with status of a legal entity, on the basis of their submitted statistical reports on labor, which are filled in according to the instructions. This instruction is developed taking into account the recommendations of international organizations. More than 16 thousand enterprises and organizations submit monthly statistical reports on the number of employees and wages to the Statistics Committee,” he said.
Chairman Sultanov noted the average salary in the country has increased by 33% in 5 years.
“In 2018, the average monthly nominal salary per employee at enterprises, institutions and organizations of the country made KGS 16 thousand 218. In the sphere of financial intermediation and insurance, its size amounted to KGS 36 thousand 209, information and communication – KGS 32 thousand 260, provision of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning – KGS 30 thousand 995, transport activities and cargo storage – KGS 24 thousand 924. The average monthly salary of education workers is KGS 11 thousand 379 and health care workers is KGS 10 thousand 198," he said.
Also, according to the Committee, the wages of extra-budgetary workers in 2018 exceeded 1.8 times. In general, the average monthly salary varies by activity.