How well off are Estonia's pensioners?
Arvamus 04 Nov 2010  EWR
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Andrei Tuch, Antyx
A bit of number-crunching for you. I was just watching the new Have I Got News For You, and it mentioned that the new UK government was raising old-age pensions, to a flat rate of 140 pounds per week.

That's 20 pounds per day, or 600 pounds per month for ease of calculation - about 10 823 kroons. The Estonian statistics database tells me that the average old-age pension in Estonia was 4 766 EEK in the second quarter of 2010.

Of course, the cost of living is higher in the UK as well.

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