In 2017, the number of people living below the poverty line in Slovenia decreased by 12,000 persons from 280,000 to 268,000, which makes 13.3% of the total population. At the same time, the total net average annual income of households increased. Last year, it was 22,256 euros, which is 701 euros more than in 2016. This is evidenced by the latest data shown in the Living Conditions study prepared by the experts of the Statistics Service.
According to the agency, the total net average annual income per household member increased by 258 euros and amounted to 8,990 euros. The highest values of this indicator are recorded in the Central region and make 9,859 euros as well as in Obalno Kraška – 9,847 euros; the lowest indicator was recorded in the Posavje region and made 8,360 euros as well as in Pomurje – 8,440 euros. As compared to the last year’s figures, the total net average annual income grew in all 12 statistical regions of the country. The most significant growth is in Gorizia and Posavje. The least significant growth is recorded in Carinthia and the Central region.
The annual poverty threshold for an individual household made 7,628 euros, and the monthly poverty threshold was 636 euros. The poverty threshold for a family of 4 people (2 adults and 2 children under 14) was 1,335 euros per month, and for a family without children – 954 euros.