What are the sources of income in the Caucasus?
So where do people in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia get the money that they need to live?
For most households, the primary source of income comes from a paid salary (43% in Armenia, 44% in Azerbaijan, 32% in Georgia).
Another primary source of income for many families is a pension or other government benefit (23% in Armenia, 28% in Azerbaijan, and 30% in Georgia.)
Agricultural sales is another primary source (12% in Armenia, 12% in Azerbaijan, and 15% in Georgia).
But perhaps more interesting looking at total sources of money. Nearly 20% of Armenian families use money from relatives abroad to live on (11% of families use it as the PRIMARY source of income).
In all three countries, relatives help our other relatives that live in the same place (maybe a capital city relative helps village relatives?) (11% in Armenia, 8% in Azerbaijan, and 12% in Georgia).
But what is really interesting is that half of all families depend on some form of government assistance for money, although only a quarter or so say that it is their primary income.
In all three countries, salary and pension are the primary ways that people get money.