MONET – Income

Every individual should be able to secure vital necessities and have a significant amount of leeway to satisfy further needs

Basic material needs, such as food, clothing and housing can only be met if sufficient financial resources are available. This money generally comes from income. The same holds true for certain intangible necessities such as education and health.

Income is increasing
  • Between 2000 and 2006, no significant increase in the average monthly equivalised disposable income was recorded. Since 2008, an upward trend can be observed.
  • In 2015, the population's median equivalent disposable income was CHF 4048 per month.
  • In 2015, the richest 20% of the population had an income 4.6 times higher than the poorest 20%.
  • In 2015, 3% of the population (aged 16 or over living in a private household) waived medical and dental consultations for financial reasons.



Federal Statistical Office Section Environment, Sustainable Development, Territory
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel



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