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|