Households making ends meet with difficulty (Below 60% of median equivalised income)

Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2016, Turkey ranked the highest in Households making ends meet with difficulty (Below 60% of median equivalised income) with 50.5% followed by Lithuania and Croatia. On the other end of the scale was Finland with 9.20%, Sweden with 10.3% and Norway with 12.7%.

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Country Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria %               15.1 17.8 16.1 18.7 22.8    
Belgium %               28.4 23.8 25.8 24.4 28.4    
Bulgaria % ... ...           30.6 30.7 25.6 26.1 25.2    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 40.0 36.9 36.0 34.3 34.6    
Cyprus % ... ...           29.7 30.3 33.8 28.3 25.4   ...
Czech Republic % ... ...           29.0 29.3 33.0 34.6 31.0    
Denmark %               9.60 9.80 17.9 15.2 15.6    
Estonia % ...             31.4 26.7 28.7 27.5 23.9   ...
European Union % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 25.5 26.4 25.4 25.5   ...
Finland % ...             11.0 12.9 12.5 11.3 9.50    
France % ...             34.8 34.1 32.7 35.3 34.0   ...
Germany % ... ...           18.1 19.2 20.3 18.1 16.3   ...
Hungary % ... ...           30.4 26.5 27.1 24.4 26.7    
Iceland % ...             17.6 18.3 16.5 15.0 16.7   ...
Ireland %               24.2 29.8 19.9 25.6 24.6   ...
Italy % ...             27.4 27.2 30.9 28.6 30.4   ...
Latvia % ... ...           30.6 36.6 33.2 28.9 34.4    
Lithuania % ... ...           32.8 30.2 34.4 37.0 37.4   ...
Luxembourg %               22.7 18.9 22.7 25.0 19.4   ...
Macedonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 19.2 20.0 27.9 22.4 27.5   ...
Malta % ... ...           29.4 27.6 28.8 29.8 35.6   ...
Netherlands % ... ...           16.5 19.5 19.5 29.9 25.5    
Norway %               10.3 12.6 11.3 12.8 10.8    
Poland % ... ...           29.6 31.1 30.7 29.8 28.3   ...
Portugal % ...             29.9 27.0 21.1 21.5 24.3    
Romania % ... ... ... ...       34.0 30.6 28.9 30.8 29.9    
Serbia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 29.0 32.8   ...
Slovakia % ... ...           25.9 26.8 31.6 24.9 24.3    
Slovenia % ... ...           31.9 30.3 30.3 30.7 30.3    
Spain % ...             27.4 25.7 28.7 24.5 27.6    
Sweden % ...             9.90 11.5 8.90 7.80 9.10    
Switzerland % ... ... ... ...       14.7 17.0 18.8 17.7 13.8   ...
Turkey % ... ... ...         ... 45.0 46.2 46.3 50.5 ... ...
United Kingdom % ... ...           17.8 18.3 20.8 19.2 19.3   ...