How Citizens survive: Average Salary in BiH is 990 BAM, Consumer Basket over 2,000 BAM

The trade union consumer basket calculated by the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Bosnia and Herzegovina for June 2021 amounts to 2,042.34 BAM and is 21.72 BAM cheaper than the consumer basket for the previous month.

The average salary paid in the Federation of BiH in April 2021 was 990 BAM (the latest data published by the Federal Bureau of Statistics) and 6.00 BAM is lower than the amount in the previous month. The coverage of the Trade Union Consumer Basket with the average salary is 48.47 percent.

When making the Trade Union Consumer Basket, the average salary paid in the Federation of BiH was taken into account, as well as the minimum living costs of a family of four consisting of two adults and two children, one of whom is in high school and the other in primary school.

 The consumer basket consists of the following categories: food 44.6 percent, housing and communal services 15.2 percent, hygiene and health maintenance 6.4 percent, education and culture 6.4 percent, clothing and footwear 14.7 percent, transportation 6.8 percent, and household maintenance 5.9 percent.

In the food category, prices from three shopping centers were used for 86 items. When it comes to hygiene and maintaining health, the costs for twelve items are stated, and for housing and communal services the costs for six items.

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