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Kyrgyzstan: Challenging the Government-set ‘Subsistence Minimum’

Is the ‘subsistence minimum’ a realistic measure of the goods and services that one needs to maintain a basic standard of living? Three Kyrgyz bloggers participate in an experiment to see whether they can limit their monthly spending on food and services to $100 – the country's official ‘subsistence minimum’ – without going hungry. The bloggers share their reflections and record progress on Survival.kloop.kg [ru].

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