Poverty and living conditions in 2018 Poverty rate in 2018 remained stable at around 8%

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In Switzerland, every twentieth person was materially and socially deprived in 2021

28.01.2020 - In 2018, 7.9% of the population or some 660 000 people in Switzerland were affected by income poverty. 1 in 8 people had difficulty making ends meet. The overall standard of living in Switzerland, however, continues to be one of the highest in Europe. These are the latest findings from the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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Poverty rate in 2018 remained stable at around 8%
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