SAFAKNA TURKEY – The United Confederation of the Public and Business Sector published the December 2022 Hunger and Poverty Line Review.
Accordingly, the fasting limit, which covers the monthly food expenses of a family of four, increased from TL 8,657 in November to TL 9,59 in December.
The poverty line, which covers all family expenses such as monthly rent, bills, education, healthcare and clothing, was TL 25,422,000 in November and reached TL 26,124 in December.
In a written statement by United Kamu-İş: “In December, when the hunger limit exceeded 9,000 lira and the poverty line exceeded 26,000 lira, the minimum wage of 8,500 lira set by the government was 559 lira below the hunger line. and 17 thousand 624 lira below the poverty line,” the message says.
THE MONTHLY COST OF THE KITCHEN INCREASED BY 402 TL IN ONE MONTH
While the fasting limit increased by 402 liras in December compared to the previous month, expenditures needed for needs other than food increased by 300 liras to 17,65 liras.
In December, the poverty line increased by 702 lira compared to the previous month.
In 2022, the starvation limit has increased to 4,493 liras, while spending on non-food needs has increased to 8,1192 liras.
The poverty line, which shows the total amount of expenses families must make to meet their food and non-food needs in a dignified way without feeling left out, has increased by a total of 12,612 liras over the past year. .
MEAT AND EGG EXPENSES INCREASED BY TL 906 PER YEAR
According to prices collected from most of Ankara’s shopping markets, the monthly amount you need to spend on meat, fish and eggs to eat healthy has increased by 212 lira compared to the previous month and by 906 lira for the whole of 2022. .
Expenditure on dry legumes increased by 4 liras compared to the previous month and by 84 liras compared to the same month last year and amounted to 228 liras.
FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS AND VEGETABLES PRICES MOVED HARDER
Expenses for milk, yogurt and cheese increased by 55 liras in December compared to the previous month and reached 2455 liras. There has been an increase of 1,132 liras over the last yearly period.
While the amount of money to be spent on fruits increased by 36 liras in December, compared to the same month of the previous year, it increased by 312 liras to 656 liras. Expenditure on vegetables increased by 45 liras compared to the previous month and increased by 735 liras compared to the same month of the previous year and amounted to 1157 liras.
Spending needed for items such as bread, flour and pasta, which increased by 52 liras to 935 liras in December, increased by 487 liras last year.
POOR, EVEN IF 2 PERSONS IN THE FAMILY EARN THE MINIMUM WAGE
United Kamu-İş’s statement stressed that even families where two members of the same family work for minimum wage must live well below the poverty line.
Moreover, the statement said: “Most families in Turkey have only one person working.”
“According to the data published by TURKSTAT, there are 25 million 397 thousand halos in Turkey.
26.8% of these households (6 million 806 thousand households) do not have employees. In 41.4% (approximately 10 million 514 thousand halos) only one person works. The share of families in which two people work remains at the level of 23.7% (6 million 19 thousand households). The remaining 8.1% of households have more than two employees.”
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