The Decree by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of the Republic of Belarus has fixed the amounts of minimum consumer budgets in average June prices for different social and demographic population groups for the period of August,1 - October,31 2009.
From August, 1st the average minimum consumer budget for a family of four people is BYR387 920 per month. The figure was BYR376 920 from May,1st till July,31st 2009. The growth makes 2,9%.
This social norm is necessary to determine people's rights to get privileged loans for house construction or reconstruction and house buying.