Households making ends meet with great difficulty

Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2016, Cyprus ranked the highest in Households making ends meet with great difficulty with 32.0% followed by Serbia and Macedonia. On the other end of the scale was Norway with 2.00%, Finland with 2.30% and Germany with 2.40%.

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Country Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria %               5.90 5.50 6.00 5.40 5.60    
Belgium %               7.70 8.80 8.30 8.80 7.90    
Bulgaria % ... ...           29.0 27.8 32.8 32.9 31.7    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 18.3 19.7 22.1 26.3 25.2    
Cyprus % ... ...           23.3 26.3 22.3 32.1 32.1   ...
Czech Republic % ... ...           8.40 8.70 9.30 9.10 9.30    
Denmark %               3.70 4.00 3.00 4.60 4.40    
Estonia % ...             8.50 8.50 8.50 7.50 6.50    
European Union % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10.2 11.1 12.2 11.4   ...
Finland % ...             2.40 2.60 2.30 2.20 2.70    
France % ...             4.40 4.50 4.40 4.60 4.90    
Germany % ... ...           2.80 3.10 3.00 3.00 2.80    
Hungary % ... ...           25.3 26.5 26.8 27.4 22.8    
Iceland % ...             12.8 12.3 10.6 11.7 8.90   ...
Ireland %               15.2 14.7 17.4 17.4 17.9   ...
Italy % ...             17.4 17.1 17.3 18.8 17.9    
Latvia % ... ...           23.5 24.0 21.8 25.4 18.6    
Lithuania % ... ...           12.0 11.5 12.9 9.60 8.20    
Luxembourg %               1.90 2.70 3.60 4.40 3.90   ...
Macedonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 39.8 41.3 39.7 33.1 33.0   ...
Malta % ... ...           19.7 14.9 17.0 15.1 12.0    
Netherlands % ... ...           3.80 3.30 3.90 3.80 4.30    
Norway %               2.30 2.50 2.40 2.20 1.70    
Poland % ... ...           14.1 12.4 13.3 12.7 10.7    
Portugal % ...             20.3 19.2 21.9 24.8 23.3    
Romania % ... ... ... ...       21.1 21.2 23.3 23.8 21.7    
Serbia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 33.8 34.9   ...
Slovakia % ... ...           11.5 10.7 11.6 13.3 12.6    
Slovenia % ... ...           8.90 9.30 8.90 11.2 9.80    
Spain % ...             15.5 11.1 14.7 18.6 17.5    
Sweden % ...             2.90 3.30 2.90 2.90 2.90    
Switzerland % ... ... ... ...       3.90 3.50 3.40 3.30 3.60   ...
Turkey % ... ... ...         ... 20.5 21.0 18.8 11.3 ... ...
United Kingdom % ... ...           6.50 7.30 8.00 9.60 9.10