aA
Around 312,000 people in Lithuania lived below the absolute poverty line last year as their monthly income was below 245 euros per capita, or 515 euros for a family of two adults and two children under 14.
Over tenth of people in Lithuania live below absolute poverty line
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

The absolute poverty level stood at 11.1 percent in 2018, down 2.7 percentage points from 13.8 percent in 2017, the latest figures from Lithuania's statistics office, Statistics Lithuania, show.

Poverty rates are calculated based on the prior year's income and the 2018 results were based on income data from 2017.

The latest data shows 8.3 percent of people in Lithuania (5.5 percent in five major cities and 13 percent in other cities) earned an income below the absolute poverty line, and the rate stood at 16.8 percent in rural areas.

Around 645,000 people, or 22.9 percent, lived below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold in Lithuania, and it remained unchanged from the previous year. The threshold stood at 345 euros per capita, or 724 euros for a family of two adults and two children under 14.

Due to a rise in residential disposal income, the at-risk-of-poverty threshold rose 12.4 percent last year.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Delfi offers its business customers new digital communication services

Banners, specialized content products, and other traditional methods of advertising on websites have...

Lithuania and Sweden are to coordinate actions in implementing Green Deal and transport innovations

During the remote conversation Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania Marius Skuodis...

Lobbyist seeks EUR 228,000 from state over law-enforcement actions (1)

Andrius Romanovskis, president of the Lithuanian Business Confederation (LBC), has filed a lawsuit...

Klaipėda FEZ joins the civic air quality monitoring initiative

Klaipėda Free Economic Zone (FEZ) has installed the air monitoring hardware and software, integrated...

Lithuanian Airports review: the year 2020 of the biggest challenges for aviation

In 2020, 1.8 million people travelled through all three Lithuanian Airports, which is 72% less...

Top news

Heavy snowfall leaves 25,000 households in Lithuania without power

Up to 25,000 households in Lithuania, mostly in its southern part, were without electricity on Tuesday...

Lithuania may face EU sanctions over cap on forest land acquisitions

The European Commission may launch an infringement procedure against Lithuania if the parliament does...

686 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 686 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already...

Joe Mayes and Lizzy Burden | D+

Stuck in Kent: how Brexit red tape choked cross-border trade

Branimir Vuckovic shuttles goods back and forth between Britain and the European Union, his Beep Beep...

Delfi offers its business customers new digital communication services

Banners, specialized content products, and other traditional methods of advertising on websites have...