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

Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2016, Estonia ranked the highest in Households making ends meet with some difficulty (Below 60% of median equivalised income) with 43.7% followed by Lithuania and France. On the other end of the scale was Cyprus with 8.10%, Bulgaria with 8.90% and Croatia with 11.7%.

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Country Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria %               34.1 33.0 31.0 33.7 32.6    
Belgium %               28.1 26.2 25.1 21.0 22.9    
Bulgaria % ... ...           9.70 10.0 9.10 8.80 8.50    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16.5 16.3 11.7 9.50 9.60    
Cyprus % ... ...           19.3 13.6 18.5 8.10 8.00   ...
Czech Republic % ... ...           24.2 28.4 23.7 22.0 21.0    
Denmark %               21.0 21.2 17.4 20.8 19.6    
Estonia % ...             33.1 35.3 32.7 36.5 40.9   ...
European Union % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 27.5 26.1 25.3 24.9   ...
Finland % ...             28.0 27.4 27.1 28.6 32.6    
France % ...             39.1 39.3 42.8 39.6 40.4   ...
Germany % ... ...           25.7 23.3 23.3 23.9 22.0   ...
Hungary % ... ...           11.1 11.4 9.40 9.60 13.5    
Iceland % ...             24.0 26.0 25.6 30.7 27.4   ...
Ireland %               32.6 28.8 33.7 27.7 28.5   ...
Italy % ...             27.6 28.9 24.1 23.5 23.9   ...
Latvia % ... ...           18.7 15.2 17.9 16.6 20.0    
Lithuania % ... ...           37.6 37.2 33.0 36.4 37.6   ...
Luxembourg %               33.9 39.0 30.5 33.9 30.1   ...
Macedonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.00 7.80 7.00 14.2 12.4   ...
Malta % ... ...           20.5 25.7 24.3 27.3 32.7   ...
Netherlands % ... ...           16.0 19.7 17.0 20.8 18.4    
Norway %               23.1 24.5 18.3 25.5 23.2    
Poland % ... ...           27.2 29.5 27.8 30.2 30.9   ...
Portugal % ...             20.9 23.3 24.5 21.6 21.7    
Romania % ... ... ... ...       24.3 25.7 25.6 21.7 24.4    
Serbia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 13.2 11.7   ...
Slovakia % ... ...           28.9 29.7 27.2 26.7 27.4    
Slovenia % ... ...           30.9 30.7 28.2 27.7 30.8    
Spain % ...             24.9 29.8 25.4 22.0 21.7    
Sweden % ...             16.2 17.4 19.1 17.7 14.4    
Switzerland % ... ... ... ...       23.4 23.1 22.9 23.1 20.9   ...
Turkey % ... ... ...         ... 14.7 13.2 17.4 20.9 ... ...
United Kingdom % ... ...           31.7 30.7 30.4 32.1 28.8   ...