See the Russian Federal Statistics Service
website (English version) for many statistical charts concerning standards of living, income, population demographics and much more.
Works on Russia/USSR
Balzer, Harley. (1998). "Russia's Middle Classes." Post-Soviet Affairs. 14(2).
Bater, James H. (2001). Adjusting to Change: Privilege and Place in Post-Soviet Central Moscow. The Canadian Geographer. 45(2): 237-51.
Butenko, I. A., and Kirill Emilevich Razlogov. (1997). Recent Social Trends in Russia, 1960-1995. Montreal; Buffalo: McGill-Queen's University Press.
Clarke, Simon. 1999. "Poverty in Russia." Problems of Economic Transition. 42(5): 5-55.
Fisher-Ruge, Lois (1993). Survival in Russia: Chaos and Hope in Everyday Life. Boulder Colo.: Westview Press.
Manning, Nick and Nataliya Tikhonova (2004). Poverty and Social Exclusion in the New Russia. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.
Pesmen, Dale (2000). Russia and Soul: An Exploration. Cornell University Press.
Piirainen, Timo (1997). Towards a New Social Order in Russia: Transforming Structures and Everyday Life. Aldershot, England; Brookfield, Vt., USA: Dartmouth.
Comparative and Theoretical Works
Bourdieu, Pierre (1984). Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Gupta, Akhil and James Ferguson, eds. (2001). Culture, Power, Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology. Durham: Duke University Press.
Low, Setha M. and Erve Chambers, eds. (1989). Housing Culture and Design: A Comparative Perspective. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Mira, Ricardo Garcia, ed. (2005). Housing, space and quality of life. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.
Semenova, Victoria (2004). "Equality in poverty: the symbolic meaning of kommunalki in the 1930s- 50s." In On Living through Soviet Russia. Daniel Bertaux, Paul Thompson, and Anna Rotkirch, eds. London: Routledge.