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Severely materially deprived people


Percentage of persons in households declaring inability to meet at least 4 out of 9 following needs due to financial reasons:

1)payment for a week holiday of all households members away from home once a year,

2)eat meat, fish (or vegetarian equivalent) every second day,

3)keep home adequately warm,

4)coverage of unexpected expenses (in the amount of the monthly values 60% of the national median of equivalised disposable income),

5)timely adjust payments related to housing, repayment instalments and credits,

6)a colour TV,

7)a car,

8)a washing machine,

9)a telephone.

1 of 3 sub-indicators of the Europe 2020 indicator.

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Badań Społecznych i Rynku Pracy