Share of Persons unable to face unexpected financial expenses

Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2016, Cyprus ranked the highest in Share of Persons unable to face unexpected financial expenses with 60.5% followed by Latvia and Croatia. On the other end of the scale was Norway with 18.1%, Sweden with 20.7% and Switzerland with 21.4%.

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Country Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria %               25.0 23.6 22.2 23.2 23.9    
Belgium %               25.4 26.1 25.2 24.2 24.0    
Bulgaria % ... ...           65.0 65.3 68.6 64.1 49.6    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 62.3 64.4 67.4 65.1 63.7    
Cyprus % ... ...           49.9 52.9 50.5 54.3 59.8   ...
Czech Republic % ... ...           37.9 40.4 42.4 41.7 40.8    
Denmark %               23.7 24.2 27.3 27.0 28.5    
Estonia % ...             43.6 44.7 44.7 41.9 39.1    
European Union % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 38.1 40.3 39.8 38.9   ...
Finland % ...             28.1 27.4 27.9 27.5 27.2    
France % ...             33.0 33.0 33.0 34.0 33.4    
Germany % ... ...           33.7 34.5 33.4 32.9 32.6    
Hungary % ... ...           73.9 74.4 75.0 74.9 75.9    
Iceland % ...             33.4 37.4 34.6 33.7 34.0   ...
Ireland %               49.1 54.4 56.4 55.3 54.5   ...
Italy % ...             33.8 38.2 42.1 40.2 38.8    
Latvia % ... ...           78.1 80.4 73.6 69.5 67.4    
Lithuania % ... ...           62.3 61.3 60.4 56.9 54.7    
Luxembourg %               24.4 23.0 24.8 23.8 23.8   ...
Macedonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 35.2 64.3 64.4 62.7 61.0   ...
Malta % ... ...           28.2 27.2 25.0 22.8 24.7    
Netherlands % ... ...           22.2 21.7 22.0 23.4 23.7    
Norway %               11.4 11.8 10.2 11.2 16.1    
Poland % ... ...           50.6 51.2 54.1 50.5 48.6    
Portugal % ...             27.2 29.1 35.9 43.2 42.2    
Romania % ... ... ... ...       44.8 50.8 53.9 53.0 52.7    
Serbia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 50.1 50.7   ...
Slovakia % ... ...           38.2 35.8 36.1 39.5 38.9    
Slovenia % ... ...           45.1 46.7 45.7 45.8 45.8    
Spain % ...             38.7 37.7 42.1 42.1 42.7    
Sweden % ...             15.8 16.6 17.6 18.2 16.9    
Switzerland % ... ... ... ...       21.1 18.5 17.1 19.3 21.3   ...
Turkey % ... ... ...         ... 67.6 61.8 49.0 29.0 ... ...
United Kingdom % ... ...           34.7 36.7 42.9 41.1 39.0