Share of persons under minimum income level before social transfers by age and gender (%)

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Minimum income level

Minimum income level is the minimum size of income set by the state received by an individual or household.

The minimum income level is defined as 40 per cent of the household disposable income median for one equivalent consumer, in the equivalence scale applying value "1" for the first or the only household member and "0.7" to all other persons.

Application of the minimum income level in implementation of selected social rights is stipulated by the legislation of the corresponding areas.

Regulations for calculation, publication and application of the minimum income level are set by the Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia.