Dataset

Economic strain in households (%)

Table ID
MNG030
Most recent data period
2018
Most recent data release
Next data release
Economic strain

Economic strain is determined by asking respondents to assess household’s ability to cover the following costs:

  • utility costs, rent and credit payments (including loans and purchase instalments for purchase of goods);
  • keeping the dwelling warm;
  • unexpected expenses covered from own resources;
  • a meal with meat, chicken or fish or equivalent vegetarian meal every second day; 
  • one week annual holiday away from home. 

Households which give a negative answer to at least two questions are considered to be subjected to economic strain.