The State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan has recently reported that every Uzbek consumes an average of 43 kg of meat per year. If the family has three adults, it means that it consumes 129 kg of meat per year. In monthly terms, this volume is 10.75 kg.
The average level of wages in the country varies from 1 500 000 to 1 700 000 soums ($170). The cost of” fit for consumption” meat averages from 45 000 to 50 000 soums per kg. That is, about one third of the salary (516 000 soums) goes to the consumption of meat in the amount indicated by the State Statistics Committee.
If the family has a car, and if it drives an average of 35-40 km per day, then it takes an average of 100,000 soums per week for gasoline (depending on traffic jams and car brand). A monthly expenditure for gasoline in this case constitutes some 350 000 soums (excluding weekends).
Some 200 000 – 300 000 soums are expenses of a child who goes to school.
The average monthly cost of utilities varies from 100,000 to 200,000 soums.
Excluding all above expenditures the family has 400,000 soum worth budget, which can be spent: to buy other products besides meat, or medicines, or clothes, or anything else.
These costs may not reflect the real costs of the population, as well as statistics provided by the Statistics Committee.