Labor confederation says hunger threshold in Turkey 'as $563'

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

Labor confederation says hunger threshold in Turkey 'as $563'

A Turkish labor confederation calculated on Thursday hunger threshold in Turkey "as 563 USD."

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

The confederation said a family of four needed 563 USD (845.11 Turkish liras-TL) a month just to buy food (hunger threshold).

It also said a family of four needed 1,834 USD (2,752 TL) a month to cover mandatory expenses such as food, rent, transport, health and education (poverty threshold).

In its statement, Turk-Is said the kitchen expenditures had gradually increased in line with the inflation in food prices in the first three months of 2010, and were actually one-and-a-half-folds more than the actual minimum wage.

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

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Mart 2010, 12:33

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