The EU country average of proportion of the population living in serious poverty is 7 percent. In Sweden it is about one percent, making it the EU country with the lowest poverty rate.
”Living in serious material poverty is defined as being unable to afford four out of nine items considered important for a good quality of life, including rent, heating of housing, unexpected expenses, holidays, and regularly eating meat or another protein.”
In Bulgaria and Greece, 30 and 21 percent respectively of the population falls under the poverty line.
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