The National Statistics Office determined a new minimum standard of living on February 1, which is slightly higher than 2017’s.

The minimum standard of living is a minimum entitlement to food, clothing and housing at an adequate level. It is highest in Ulaanbaatar, set at 198,600 MNT, and lowest in eastern regions, set at 174,000 MNT.

Below is the minimum living standard by regions:

Region Included province Minimum standard of living in 2017 (MNT) Minimum standard of living in 2018 (MNT)
Western Bayan-Ulgii, Govi-Altai,Zavkhan, Uvs, and Khovd 166,500 178,000
Khangai Mountaineous Akhangai, Bayankhongor, Bulgan, Uvurkhangai, Khuvsgul, and Orkhon 173,500 182,600
Central Govisumber, Dornogovi, Dundgovi, Umnugovi, Selenge, Tuv, and Darkhan-Uul 166,200 175,600
Eastern Dornod, Sukhbaatar, and Khentii 165,700 174,000
Ulaanbaatar Ulaanbaatar 185,300 198,600


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