Analysis shows that the nominal wage is 10 times higher than 30 years ago under communism. Not only wages but also most prices rose significantly since 1989. The improvement in the standard of living can be measured by comparing the money spent on Christmas shopping. In 1989 this was four times an average wage, in 2019 only slightly over half the average wage. However, many people also become indebted around Christmas which poses a real problem across society.
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