Difficulty making ends meet


Taking into account your household's total income, how do you manage to make ends meet at the end of the month? In other words, how do you cope with making regular necessary expenditure? Would you say that it is...?

1 : very difficult
2 : difficult
3 : rather difficult
4 : quite easy
5 : easy
6 : very easy?

For the purposes of this indicator, persons that answered either 1: very difficult or 2: difficult are considered as having trouble making ends meet.

For households comprised of several adults with a different migration status, the same value calculated for the entire household is used for persons with and without a migration background.


Following changes to the survey framework and improvements in the weighting model, results from 2014 on can no longer be directly compared with those from previous years (series break).

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Some 68 indicators describe the current situation and changes in the integration of the population with a migration background and/or of foreign nationals in Switzerland in eleven areas of life in our society.

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34 key indicators provide an overview of the progress made on the journey towards integration and the state of integration of the population with a migration background. If this information is lacking, the population is shown by nationality, and where this variable is available, the country of birth.


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