Tomorrow, October 17, the International Day for Poverty Eradication will be celebrated all over the world. For this annual event the Cyprus Statistical Service published a brochure “Poverty and Social Exclusion 2019”.
In Cyprus, the percentage of the population on the poverty threshold (i.e. their income was below the poverty risk threshold of €9,729) reached 14,7% in 2019. In 2018, this figure was 15.4 percent.
Accordingly, the risk group decreased by about 4,000 people in 2019 (128 thousand) compared to 2018 (132 thousand).