Uzbekistan

Top 5-star hotels in Tashkent

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Tashkent is a very Soviet city that has little remaining from its ancient Central Asian past. The city has a mixture of modern new office buildings, hotels, parks, and crumbling Soviet-style apartment blocks.  Over the last few years, the Uzbek government has embarked on a major reconstruction program in the center of the city. Roads, government buildings and parks are all being reconstructed (many historical buildings and sites are bulldozed in the process). To the visitor, the new city looks…


Minimum Wages in Central Asian Countries 2017

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When speaking about Central Asian countries, I'm referring to the five former Soviet Union member states - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The total population of these countries is about 70 million. Recommended reading: Population changes in the former Soviet Union, also see: Minimum wages in Central Asia 2013 As it has been already 4 years since my latest article about minimum wages in Central Asian countries, I decided to take a fresh look and compare. 4…


Average Salary in Former Soviet Union 2014

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Some time ago I did a comparison of minimum government set wages in Former Soviet Union republics. Today, I decided to figure out - what is the average salaries in those republics. I must admit, it was harder to gather data about average salaries, than gathering data for minimum wages. Seems governments are not eager to share such data. So in this average salary table you will find figures for 2012, 2013 and 2014. Unfortunately it makes this table not 100% reliable, but it gives us some…


Minimum Wages in the Former Soviet Union: A Look at 2013

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The former Soviet Union was a vast region that encompassed a number of countries with distinct cultures, economies, and political systems. In 2013, the region was still recovering from the economic and political upheavals of the previous decades, and minimum wages varied widely across the countries that made up the former Soviet Union. Previously I have already measured and compared minimum wages in Baltic states, Caucasus and Central Asia. All of these once were a part of the Soviet Union.…


Minimum Wages in Central Asia: A Look at the Region's Low Wage Rates

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Central Asia is a region that consists of five countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The region has a diverse economy, with industries ranging from agriculture to oil and gas production. However, the issue of minimum wage is one that affects workers across all sectors. Minimum wages in Central Asia vary from country to country. In Kazakhstan, the current minimum wage is 42,500 tenge per month, which is roughly equivalent to $99 USD. In Kyrgyzstan, the…


Population changes in former Soviet Union

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15 former Soviet Union republics, then and now. In 1990 in the Soviet Union lived 287.728 million people. In 2012 in the former republics lived 290.587 million people, which is 0.98% increase. A pretty small increase for 22 years.   The thing is, not all former Soviet republics have developed equally in next 22 years, since the collapse of Soviet Union. Countries with population decrease: Country 1990 2012  Change mln  % Latvia 2.663 2.025 -0.638 -31.5 Lithuania…