Novye Izvestia has already written more than once about how expensive cars in Russia are rising uncontrollably. But the same is happening in other countries. But this is unlikely to be able to console Russian motorists, especially if you compare the current prices for the most popular foreign cars and purchasing power in our country and, for example, in the USA, as entrepreneur Yevgeny Pyatkovsky did in his blog:
in Russia: from 1,081,000 rubles
in the USA: from 1,099,000 rubles
Moreover, the Russian version with a 2.0 engine, and the American 2.5 liter
in Russia: from 1,909,000 rubles
in the USA: from 1,820,000 rubles
But in the States it is an automatic and 2.5 liters, and in Russia it is 2.0 liters and mechanics, and if you choose an equivalent American configuration, then in Russia it will cost 2,309,000 rubles.
Do you like the 500,000 difference?
in Russia: from 1,630,000 rubles
in the USA: from 1,430,000 rubles
The minimum Russian version with mechanics costs 200,000 more than the minimum American version with a hybrid.
in Russia: from 2,120,000 rubles
in the USA: from 1,880,000 rubles
In Russia, this is the price of a car with 2.0 liters and mechanics, and in the USA the price is for 2.5 liters and automatic.
in Russia: from 2,015,000 rubles
in the USA: from 1,790,000 rubles
In America, it is 2.5 liters and an eight-speed automatic, and in Russia it is 2.0 liters and a CVT.
And now the funniest thing...
$25,000 = 1,900,000 rubles.
Average salary in the US $3,620
The average salary in Russia is 47,000 rubles (they lie, of course, but we believe).
To buy a 2.5 liter machine in the US, the average citizen will need 25,000 / 3,620 = 7 months.
To buy mechanical shit in Russia, the average Russian needs to work 3.5 years, that is, 6 times longer!
Ask why there is such a difference in prices, because there is a screwdriver assembly in Russia, but not in the USA, and therefore it should be cheaper in Russia ... The fact is that in Russia taxes in the price of a car are 50% (VAT, excises, duties, and fees in the amount of 50% of the cost of the car).
Yes, guys, when buying a car in Russia, you give 50% of its value to our wonderful state.
I completely forgot: in the USA you will deduct the cost of the car from the taxable amount, and in Russia you will only be allowed to suck on the doorknob at the door of an official, but this is not accurate :)
And so it turns out that in the most impoverished country in the world, the most expensive cars in the world.
And so you need it. Keep quiet. Coz it's so convenient NOT TO KNOW.