Share of persons who cannot afford a telephone

Based on a comparison of 26 countries in 2016, Romania ranked the highest in Share of persons who cannot afford a telephone with 3.60% followed by Bulgaria and Hungary. On the other end of the scale was France with 0.100%, Cyprus with 0.100% and Norway with 0.100%.

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Country Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria %               0.100 0.100 0.100 0.100 0.100    
Belgium %               0.200 0.300 0.100 0.100 0.100    
Bulgaria % ... ...           3.10 4.20 4.20 4.20 3.80    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.50 1.40 1.20 1.40 1.00    
Cyprus % ... ...         ... 0.100 ... 0.100 0.100 0.100 ...  
Czech Republic % ... ...           0.400 0.300 0.300 0.200 0.300    
Estonia % ...             0.500 0.600 0.400 0.300 0.300    
European Union % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.700 0.600 0.600 0.600   ...
Finland % ...             ... 0.100 ... ... ... ... ...
France % ...             0.100 0.100 0.100 0.100 0.100   ...
Germany % ... ...           0.200 0.300 0.400 0.200 0.300   ...
Hungary % ... ...           1.50 1.90 1.70 2.30 1.90    
Ireland %               0.600 1.30 0.400 0.300 0.400   ...
Italy % ...             0.800 0.200 0.100 0.100 0.100    
Latvia % ... ...           2.30 2.10 1.40 0.900 0.600    
Lithuania % ... ...           1.70 1.80 1.70 0.900 0.700   ...
Luxembourg %   ... ...     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Macedonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2.40 2.20 3.60 1.60 1.30   ...
Malta % ... ...           0.200 0.300 0.600 0.600 0.700    
Norway %               0.300 0.200 0.200 0.100 ...    
Poland % ... ...           0.800 0.700 0.600 0.600 0.500    
Portugal % ...             2.10 1.90 0.800 0.900 0.800    
Romania % ... ... ... ...       7.70 6.90 6.00 6.10 5.70    
Serbia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.700 0.800   ...
Slovakia % ... ...           1.00 0.700 0.800 1.00 1.30    
Slovenia % ... ...           0.100 0.100 0.200 0.200 0.300    
Spain % ...             0.500 0.500 0.600 0.200 0.300    
Sweden % ...     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Turkey % ... ... ...         ... 0.800 0.700 0.500 0.300 ... ...
United Kingdom % ... ...           0.200 ... 0.300 0.300 0.300