ČSÚ: Number of Czechs at risk of income poverty rises to 10.1 pct

10-03-2020

The average net income for a Czech household is nearly 7 percent higher than in 2017, but the number of people at risk of income poverty has also risen, the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ) said on Tuesday.

Last year, 10.1 percent of the population, about 1.06 million, were at risk of income poverty, meaning they earn less than 60 percent of the median net income.

Compared to 2018, an additional 50,000 more people are at risk, the Office said, while noting that the Czech Republic is among the best-performing countries in the European Union in this regard.