Young people in Serbia need a salary of more than RSD 100,000 for a decent life
Young people in Serbia believe that a decent life requires a salary of more than 100,000 dinars, while only a tenth of respondents say that 50,000 to 80,000 dinars would suffice.
This was demonstrated by the Alternative Report on the Position and Needs of Youth in the Republic of Serbia for 2022, which was done by the umbrella youth organization of Serbia (KOMS).
A part of the research, which will be published on the International Youth Day on August 12, shows that 41.5 percent of young people think that a salary of 80,000 to 100,000 dinars is enough for a decent life, 34.2 percent say that they need 100,000 to 150,000 dinars, and only 11.5 percent would be satisfied with a salary between 50,000 and 80,000 dinars.
„When we take into account that the average salary for April 2022 in Serbia was RSD 73,012, it is clear that the differences between young people’s expectations and reality are an important factor that explains their dissatisfaction with the standard in Serbia,“ says KOMS.
According to the data obtained by the research, the largest number of young people who are employed have an indefinite-term employment contract, 35 percent of them, but it is worrying that 19 percent of young people work without a contract, i.e. „on the black market“. The other respondents have a fixed-term employment contract, a temporary and occasional employment contract or they work through a youth cooperative.
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