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

Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2016, Cyprus ranked the highest in Households making ends meet with great difficulty (Below 60% of median equivalised income) with 67.5% followed by Bulgaria and Macedonia. On the other end of the scale was Finland with 5.40%, Switzerland with 7.30% and Norway with 8.10%.

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Country Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria %               19.0 17.4 18.5 15.9 16.4    
Belgium %               22.2 27.8 25.1 31.2 26.8    
Bulgaria % ... ...           59.3 58.8 64.6 64.2 64.9    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 39.6 43.8 50.8 54.2 54.3    
Cyprus % ... ...           42.0 49.1 40.0 59.6 60.7   ...
Czech Republic % ... ...           37.0 33.5 34.6 35.0 38.5    
Denmark %               9.30 13.2 6.80 11.6 13.7    
Estonia % ...             27.2 28.7 27.6 23.4 17.0   ...
European Union % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 26.3 28.2 30.3 29.7   ...
Finland % ...             8.40 7.10 7.20 6.10 6.40    
France % ...             12.1 12.6 12.3 12.8 13.9   ...
Germany % ... ...           10.3 12.0 11.1 10.4 10.1   ...
Hungary % ... ...           56.3 61.1 61.5 65.3 58.6    
Iceland % ...             26.5 23.1 22.6 19.0 24.7   ...
Ireland %               30.5 27.2 34.9 33.3 34.0   ...
Italy % ...             38.6 39.9 39.9 43.1 41.2   ...
Latvia % ... ...           46.9 45.5 44.6 49.9 39.0    
Lithuania % ... ...           24.7 26.3 28.9 23.5 20.6   ...
Luxembourg %               8.00 11.9 12.1 12.6 12.4   ...
Macedonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 69.5 68.6 62.7 61.1 58.7   ...
Malta % ... ...           40.6 30.3 33.1 28.2 17.7   ...
Netherlands % ... ...           13.1 11.5 15.5 9.10 14.6    
Norway %               11.5 10.6 10.1 9.10 8.00    
Poland % ... ...           36.7 30.6 33.3 32.5 29.5   ...
Portugal % ...             44.4 41.5 45.9 50.8 47.3    
Romania % ... ... ... ...       37.9 40.8 42.3 44.6 41.3    
Serbia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 56.2 53.9   ...
Slovakia % ... ...           36.5 33.5 33.7 40.7 40.9    
Slovenia % ... ...           26.6 27.6 29.4 30.4 27.1    
Spain % ...             33.8 26.5 32.3 41.7 41.8    
Sweden % ...             9.30 11.3 10.5 10.7 10.5    
Switzerland % ... ... ... ...       11.4 10.9 9.10 8.70 11.4   ...
Turkey % ... ... ...         ... 36.9 38.4 33.5 25.9 ... ...
United Kingdom % ... ...           16.5 15.7 20.4 20.9 23.2   ...