subsistence minimum increased in March 2020, the National Statistics
living minimum wage for working-age men made GEL 197.2 in
February but increased by GEL 3.80 to
GEL 201.0 in March.
The subsistence minimum for average household
increased by GEL 3.4 compared
to February and stood at GEL 178.1.
The National Statistics Office calculates the value of the subsistence minimum on the basis of
the minimum cost of items in the food basket
minimum food basket contains 40 different products such as bread, cereals,
meat, dairy products, vegetables, and confectionery.