Poverty rate in Europe and Georgia

Poverty rate in Europe and Georgia

access_time2019-05-20 09:05:30


According to Eurostat, 23.7% of Europe's population, ie 118 million are poor. The highest poverty rate is in Bulgaria where 38.9% of the population is poor.

Then follows  Romania (35.4%), Greece (34.8%), Latvia (29,6%), Lithuania (28.9%), Italy (28.2%), Croatia (27,9%), Spain (26,3), Hungary (25.2%). Less than 20% are poor in Estonia, Ireland, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Portugal, Britain and Belgium.

The lowest poor rate is in Iceland (12,2%), Czech Republic (12.2%), Finland (15,7%), Norway (16.1%), Slovakia (16.3%), Netherlands (17%), Slovenia (17.1% (17.1%), Denmark (17.7%), Switzerland (17.7%), Switzerland (17.8%), Austria (18%), Germany (19%), Malta (19.2%), and Poland (19.5%) .

8,1% of the population in the EU live beyond the poverty line. This category includes people who cannot go once a year on a 1 week holiday, cannot eat meat or fish every day, can’t buy a washing machine, a mobile phone and a TV.


The lowest number in this category lives in Sweden - 0,7%, Luxembourg - 2%, Finland - 2,2%, in Holland 2,6%.

The largest number of poor in the EU live in  Bulgaria - 34.7%, Greece - 22.2%, and Romania.

According to Eurostat data, a list of European countries by GDP per capita at purchasing power parity is as follows: Luxemburg ( ($106 374), Ireland ($ 75 538), Norway ($ 71,831), Switzerland ($ 61,222), San Marino Netherlands ($ 50 625), o Iceland ($ 51 842), Sweden ($ 51 475), Germany ($ 50425), Denmark ($ 49 883)

The top ten European poor countries are: Moldova ($ 5 661), Ukraine ($ 8,713), Armenia ($ 9 456), Kosovo ($ 10 515), Georgia ($ 10 747), Albania ($ 12,507), Bosnia ($ 12,724) ), Macedonia ($ 14 914), Serbia ($ 15,000), Azerbaijan ($ 17 492).

The top ten European poor countries are Moldova ($ 5 661), Ukraine ($ 8,713), Armenia ($ 9 456), Kosovo ($ 10 515), Georgia ($ 10 747), Albania ($ 12,507), Bosnia ($ 12,724) ), Macedonia ($ 14 914), Serbia ($ 15,000), Azerbaijan ($ 17 492).


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