‘Poortugal’ has almost 10% of citizens living on less than €540 per month

According to an analysis made by Pordata on the basis of national statistics, 9.5% of Portugal’s employed population is surviving on pay packets of less than €540 per month – meaning they are considered ‘poor’. The situation is worse in Romania (where 14.9% live below this poverty line), Spain (11.8%), Germany (10.6%), Estonia (10%), Greece (9.9%), Poland (9.6%) and Bulgaria. The countries where risk of poverty is lowest are Finland and Belgium where people living under the poverty line do not reach 5%.