Hunger threshold in Turkey as $526, Labor confederation says

The Confederation of Turkish Labor Unions released a statement on the results of its hunger and poverty threshold in May 2010.

Hunger threshold in Turkey as $526, Labor confederation says

A Turkish labor confederation calculated on Thursday hunger threshold in Turkey as 526 USD.

The Confederation of Turkish Labor Unions (Turk-Is) released a statement on the results of its hunger and poverty threshold in May 2010.

The confederation said a family of four needed 526 USD (826 Turkish liras-TL) a month just to buy food (hunger threshold).

It also said a family of four needed 1,714 USD (2,691 TL) a month to cover mandatory expenses such as food, rent, transport, health and education (poverty threshold).

In its statement, Turk-Is said monthly kitchen expenditures dropped almost 22.2 USD (35 TL), thanks to lower fruits, vegetables and meat prices.

The food inflation was up 11.03 percent in the last 12 months, Turk-Is also said.

The net minimum wage is actually 384.38 USD (576.57 TL) in Turkey.

In March 2010, the hunger threshold in Turkey was 563 USD (845.11 TL), and the poverty threshold was 1.834 USD (2.752 TL).

Turk-Is calculated the hunger threshold in April 2010 as 542.99 USD (852.5 TL) and the poverty threshold as 1,768 USD (2,776 TL).


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