22 January 2018, Monday, 3:20

How will utility bills rise in September?


Living in a standard two-room flat will cost, on average, 40,000 rubles more.

Costs of gas, energy, heating, home maintenance, water supply and sewerage rose this year on March 1 and June 1. New increases in prices are scheduled for September 1 and December 1. The rise will depend on the index of the country's average nominal monthly wage for three months preceding the increase. Komsomolskaya Pravda v Belarusi calculated that the index was 1.1. It means that living in a standard two-room flat (48 square metres, 3 persons) will cost 39,162 rubles.

By the way, director of the pricing policy department of the Belarusian Ministry of Economy Ihar Fomin says population paid 31% of real utility costs in the first half of the year.

“This level is expected to grow significantly by the end of the year taking into account the readjustment,” the official says.