During 2020, 17.6% of Cypriots were at risk of poverty and social exclusion, according to the latest figures released by Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical office.
The EU average for that same year was at 21.9%, meaning that the percentage in Cyprus was relatively below that of the EU. However, the percentage of citizens aged 65 years or older in Cyprus was larger than the EU average (22.5% compared to 20.4%).
Among the general population, the highest percentages of citizens at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2020 were recorded in Romania (35.8%), Bulgaria (33.6%), Greece (27.5%) and Spain (27.0%). The lowest percentages were recorded in Czechia (11.5%), Slovakia (13.8%), Slovenia (14.3%) and the Netherlands (15.8%).
Source: Cyprus News Agency