23.4% of Latvia's population at risk of poverty in 2020

439,000 people or 23.4% of Latvia's population were at risk of poverty in 2020, which is 1.8 percentage points more than 2019, Latvian Radio reported January 14.

As population incomes increased, the poverty risk threshold also increased, reaching €472 per month for a single-person household. A year earlier, it was €441 a month.

For households with two adults and two children under the age of 14, the poverty risk threshold reached €991 per month in 2020. A year earlier, it was 19 euros less.

Most, or 36% of the population are at risk of poverty in Latgale, while in Pierīga and Rīga they are 16% to 18% of the population.

On Friday, January 14, the Central Statistical Bureau will publish a more extensive study on the risks of population poverty and social exclusion.

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