Households making ends meet with difficulty

Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2016, Serbia ranked the highest in Households making ends meet with difficulty with 32.8% followed by Bulgaria and Turkey. On the other end of the scale was Norway with 3.40%, Sweden with 4.50% and Finland with 4.60%.

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Country Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria %               8.50 8.90 8.00 8.60 9.30    
Belgium %               13.1 12.1 13.8 12.2 12.3    
Bulgaria % ... ...           36.0 34.6 33.1 32.3 31.5    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 34.6 32.2 33.7 36.2 35.7    
Cyprus % ... ...           29.2 27.4 27.3 27.3 28.3   ...
Czech Republic % ... ...           19.1 19.6 21.8 22.6 21.4    
Denmark %               5.00 5.30 7.60 7.20 7.40    
Estonia % ...             17.0 15.8 15.6 15.9 13.2    
European Union % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 15.8 16.5 16.6 16.3   ...
Finland % ...             4.50 4.80 4.80 4.70 4.70    
France % ...             15.8 15.2 15.1 16.1 15.8    
Germany % ... ...           6.10 6.30 6.20 6.10 5.70    
Hungary % ... ...           31.5 31.1 31.3 27.5 26.7    
Iceland % ...             13.0 12.5 12.6 12.0 12.4   ...
Ireland %               18.1 17.4 16.8 19.4 18.7   ...
Italy % ...             20.3 20.9 22.8 22.7 22.3    
Latvia % ... ...           32.5 33.0 30.3 29.0 30.4    
Lithuania % ... ...           25.7 24.4 24.6 23.3 21.2    
Luxembourg %               6.40 6.60 6.60 9.00 8.00   ...
Macedonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 24.1 25.6 28.7 27.7 28.0   ...
Malta % ... ...           27.5 23.0 24.6 21.5 20.3    
Netherlands % ... ...           8.30 9.20 8.80 11.7 10.7    
Norway %               3.70 4.70 4.00 4.40 3.00    
Poland % ... ...           20.5 20.1 20.9 19.8 19.0    
Portugal % ...             24.6 22.6 18.6 22.1 20.4    
Romania % ... ... ... ...       27.9 27.7 26.7 27.2 26.8    
Serbia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 30.8 33.4   ...
Slovakia % ... ...           20.4 19.7 21.9 23.3 21.3    
Slovenia % ... ...           19.7 20.2 19.6 21.9 20.8    
Spain % ...             18.3 17.9 20.0 20.2 21.6    
Sweden % ...             4.00 4.40 3.90 3.70 3.40    
Switzerland % ... ... ... ...       7.10 9.00 8.60 8.20 8.40   ...
Turkey % ... ... ...         ... 36.2 37.1 37.7 32.4 ... ...
United Kingdom % ... ...           9.90 9.20 12.2 11.5 11.2