Switzerland

Low percentages of the population are poor.

Switzerland

In Switzerland, 530,000 individuals are classified as poor, with a monthly income of CHF2,219 ($2,275.40) for singles and CHF4,031 for families of two adults and two children. That equates to 6.6% of the population, down from 9.3% in 2007. The proportion of Swiss people living in extreme poverty (4.6%) is among the lowest in Europe (18.6% on average). In Switzerland, 9.7% of the population cannot afford a week's vacation abroad; the European average is 36.9%.

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