Terms used in official statistics

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Relative poverty rate


Percentage of persons in households where the level of expenditures (including a value of free-of-charge articles as well as natural consumption) was lower than the relative poverty threshold, adopted at 50% mean monthly expenditures at the level of all households estimated with the use of the so-called original OECD equivalence scale.

The rate is calculated on a basis of the Household Budget Survey.

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