A Turkish labor confederation calculated on Thursday hunger threshold in Turkey as 816 TL for family of four.
The Confederation of Turkish Labor Unions (Turk-Is) released a statement on the results of its hunger and poverty threshold in August 2010.
The confederation said a family of four needed 816 Turkish liras-TL a month just to buy food (hunger threshold).
It also said a family of four needed 2,657 TL a month to cover mandatory expenses such as food, rent, transport, health, and education (poverty threshold).
In its statement, Turk-Is said prices of vegetables rose 5.80 percent over the figures of last month.
The food inflation was up 10.13 percent in the last 12 months, Turk-Is also said.
The net minimum wage is actually 599.12 TL in Turkey as of July.
AALast Mod: 26 Ağustos 2010, 17:35