Income, poverty and living conditions 2020 Living conditions in Switzerland among the best in Europe
In Switzerland, every twentieth person was materially and socially deprived in 2021
17.02.2022 - In European comparison, the overall standard of living and satisfaction with life in Switzerland remain at a high level. Nevertheless, 8.5% of the population or some 720 000 people were affected by income poverty in 2020. These are some of the findings from the 2020 Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). The results describe the situation before and at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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