Share of persons who cannot afford a telephone (Below 60% of median equivalised income)

Based on a comparison of 27 countries in 2016, Bulgaria ranked the highest in Share of persons who cannot afford a telephone (Below 60% of median equivalised income) with 10.0% followed by Romania and Hungary. On the other end of the scale was Cyprus with 0.100%, Finland with 0.200% and Italy with 0.200%.

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Country Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria %               0.400 0.700 0.200 0.100 0.200    
Belgium %               0.700 1.10 0.200 0.400 ...    
Bulgaria % ... ...           12.4 14.7 14.1 15.7 12.9    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.20 5.40 4.80 6.10 4.20   ...
Cyprus % ... ...         ... 0.300 0.200 0.400 0.200 0.100 ... ...
Czech Republic % ... ...           2.50 1.40 1.70 2.00 1.50   ...
Estonia % ...             2.50 2.40 1.80 1.40 1.20   ...
European Union % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.50 2.20 2.40 2.20   ...
Finland % ...             0.200 0.300 ... ... 0.200 ... ...
France % ...             0.600 0.400 0.300 0.600 0.200   ...
Germany % ... ...           0.900 1.30 1.40 1.30 1.20   ...
Hungary % ... ...           6.20 8.50 8.20 11.6 7.70    
Iceland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.300 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ireland %               1.90 1.20 1.30 0.400 1.30   ...
Italy % ...             2.70 0.400 0.200 0.500 0.500   ...
Latvia % ... ...           5.90 5.10 3.80 3.10 2.50    
Lithuania % ... ...           3.90 3.30 4.10 2.70 2.10   ...
Luxembourg %           ...   ... ... 0.100 ... 0.200   ...
Macedonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.20 5.40 9.90 4.60 4.50   ...
Malta % ... ...           0.500 0.300 2.20 1.80 2.20   ...
Norway %               0.500 0.200 0.700 ... ... ... ...
Poland % ... ...           2.70 2.50 2.00 2.00 1.60   ...
Portugal % ...             4.60 5.00 2.10 2.20 2.20    
Romania % ... ... ... ...       23.4 20.1 14.5 17.3 16.8    
Serbia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.10 2.30   ...
Slovakia % ... ...           5.40 2.30 4.00 4.50 7.20    
Slovenia % ... ...           0.600 1.00 0.800 1.50 1.50   ...
Spain % ...             1.20 1.10 1.70 0.800 0.700    
Sweden % ...   ...   ...     0.100 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Turkey % ... ... ...         ... 2.40 1.70 1.20 0.900 ... ...
United Kingdom % ... ...           0.600 0.300 1.30 1.50 1.00   ...