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The Vesti newspaper reported on Thursday, citing a survey by the US-based Gallup company, that Ukrainians rate their current lives at a 4.3 on average on the 10-point scale, down from 4.8 in 2013, and the lowest ever measured since 2000s.
Some 66% of respondents in western Ukraine said the country’s economy is getting worse, compared with 55% last year. The majority of citizens in south-eastern Ukraine (80%) said the country’s economy has weakened by 20%, year-on-year.
Current life ratings poor, future lives slightly better
Unemployment Rate in Poland increased to 11.40 percent in November of 2014 from 11.30 percent in October of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Poland averaged 13.60 percent from 1990 until 2014,
other ex-soviet countries have significantly higher life standards. GDP per capita is higher, salaries are higher, corruption is lower etc etc. People live far better, being able to afford more, live in more beautiful cities. I am personally from Estonia.
other ex-soviet countries have significantly higher life standards.
Baltics, Poland have significantly higher life-standards than Russia or post-soviet countries who are under the influence of Russia. These are lower than in central or northern europe, but much higher than in the countries descibed before.
originally posted by: Agent_USA_Supporter
a reply to: noeltrotsky
1.High unmploment rate and unmploment increasing for the youth.
2. Funny and how comical your trying to be by suggesting that these same ex-Soviet countries are now prosperous while you forge to mention that these same EU ex-soviet states have fully being introduced to the austerity measures.
First Italy, then Britain, and now Spain has decided that the key to reducing its debt-to-GDP ratio is not fiscal responsibility, growth, inflation, or restructuring but simply changing the denominator to better reflect reality - in other words, as El Pais reports, Spain is putting an official number on its sex trade and therefore juicing GDP. Prostitution, which is in legal limbo in Spain, is expected, according to revised figures released by the INE on Thursday Spanish GDP increases by between 2.7% and 4.5% after illegal activities such as prostitution, drug trafficking and smuggling are included. The Spanish government is undertaking a sexual services survey to better understand the industry...