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

Based on a comparison of 32 countries in 2016, Romania ranked the highest in Share of persons who cannot afford a washing machine (Below 60% of median equivalised income) with 28.5% followed by Bulgaria and Latvia. On the other end of the scale was Switzerland with 0.400%, Norway with 0.600% and Spain with 0.600%.

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Country Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria %               1.70 1.30 1.80 2.00 1.30    
Belgium %               7.70 6.80 6.40 7.30 5.60    
Bulgaria % ... ...           33.1 30.6 26.7 29.9 29.4    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.80 5.50 6.40 6.70 4.80   ...
Cyprus % ... ...           2.10 1.60 2.80 1.30 1.50   ...
Czech Republic % ... ...           2.10 3.10 1.30 4.10 2.60   ...
Denmark %               1.40 1.60 2.20 5.80 2.60   ...
Estonia % ...             7.20 6.60 6.10 5.20 3.90   ...
European Union % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.50 4.30 4.50 4.30   ...
Finland % ...             4.00 3.70 2.30 2.00 3.00   ...
France % ...             2.90 2.80 3.10 2.60 2.70   ...
Germany % ... ...           2.20 2.20 2.40 1.80 1.90   ...
Hungary % ... ...           2.60 3.40 3.90 5.30 4.70    
Iceland % ...       ...     3.20 1.40 0.900 2.60 0.900 ... ...
Ireland %               0.700 0.700 1.00 1.00 0.700   ...
Italy % ...             1.50 0.800 1.10 0.900 1.20   ...
Latvia % ... ...           15.4 15.8 12.4 14.8 12.9    
Lithuania % ... ...           10.5 8.40 8.70 7.70 8.00   ...
Luxembourg %               0.300 0.700 1.00 0.800 0.500   ...
Macedonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 12.2 11.2 13.2 11.8 13.3   ...
Malta % ... ...           0.700 0.700 2.00 1.30 1.70   ...
Netherlands % ... ...           ... 1.00 0.600 0.700 1.00   ...
Norway %               1.00 0.700 1.40 1.00 0.200   ...
Poland % ... ...           1.50 1.30 1.40 1.50 1.10   ...
Portugal % ...             5.00 4.90 4.20 4.90 4.10    
Romania % ... ... ... ...       41.8 38.1 34.0 33.8 32.4    
Serbia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11.5 10.9   ...
Slovakia % ... ...           4.70 2.20 2.90 2.80 6.20    
Slovenia % ... ...           1.90 1.60 1.60 1.70 1.60   ...
Spain % ...             0.400 1.10 1.00 1.40 1.20    
Sweden % ...     ... ...     0.100 0.200 0.400 0.300 ... ... ...
Switzerland % ... ... ... ...       0.100 ... 0.300 0.500 ...   ...
Turkey % ... ... ...         ... 15.3 13.6 8.80 7.20 ... ...
United Kingdom % ... ...           1.70 0.900 1.40 2.40 1.50   ...