Greece Among European Countries with Poorest Living Conditions

PovertyAccording to data released by the Hellenic Statistics Service (ELSTAT), Greece “won” 6th place among 30 European countries in a survey concerning material deprivation and poverty.

As ELSTAT reported, 76.3% of the poor population and 30.8% of the non-poor claim that they not only face difficulties in dealing with emergencies, but also necessary day-to-day expenditure.

It appears that the majority of Greeks cannot afford a one week vacation per year,  to buy durable goods (such as a washing machine, television, telephone, mobile phone or car), pay utility bills or repay loans.

According to the ELSTAT survey regarding the living conditions of households, the proportion of people facing financial difficulties in 2012 reached 19.5%. This compares with 15.2% in 2011, 11.6% in 2010, 11% in 2009 and 11.2% in 2008.

Analysis of the data provided by ELSTAT shows the following: 50.3% of the poor population is deprived of nutrition which includes meat or fish, while among the non-poor population it is estimated to be 2.9%. Of the total population, 26.7% cannot afford to pay for heating, while 40.3% of those who have taken out a personal loan, report that they face difficulties in repaying the installments. Of the poor population, 51.1% are having difficulty paying utility bills, such as electricity, water and gas on time, while 55.5% report great difficulty in meeting basic day-to-day needs.


  1. Is the solution for our economic problems

    a. riot for handouts from the government like mob extortionists?

    b. focus on private industry and productivity?

  2. The Venizelos-Samaras Junta “Nea Pasokratia” is in big trouble.

    Hellenic Statistics Service (ELSTAT), Greece “won” 6th place among 30 European countries!
    rate of people facing financial difficulties reached 19.5% in 2012. The respective rate stood at 15.2% in 2011, 11.6% in 2010, 11% in 2009 and 11.2% in 2008, and 50.3% of the poor population is deprived of nutrition which includes meat or fish.
    Hungry voters are NEVER happy voters. The electoral wipeout of the New Democracy and Pasok (well there isn’t much left of Pasok to wipe out) at the next elections is certain.

    The Zionist controlled Venizelos-Samaras Junta should focus on Greece’s new historical record 27.4% unemployment rate as reported on Wednesday by the Greek Statistics Service and the new record 12.2% annual decline in exports as reported on Tuesday by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). The Venizelos-Samaras Junta is on life support. No government in world history (let alone coalition government) has survived such a relentless economic decline.

  3. I wonder if they threw in the illegal Arab hordes as “Greeks”. ELSTAT gets very inventive with their stats.

  4. Absolutely and PASOK & ND should all be impeached and and tried for massive CRIMES against the State and Greek People. The problem is the Judges and Main news media are still in too deep with them and holding on to PASOK/ND for their own selfish benefits.

  5. Hey Skopian!!! Why are you so ashamed of your Slavic Bulgarian roots? How’s this for a reality check? Here is what one of your key national heroes Goce Delchev had to say about the Skopians who pretend to be Macedonians.

    Goce Delchev was a key leader in the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO), a paramilitary organization active in the Ottoman territories, in Europe at the end of the 19th, and the beginning of the 20th century.

    The below is a letter from Goce Delchev to Nikola Maleshevski in which he refers to himself as a Bulgarian.

    “I have received all letters which were sent by or through you. May the dissents and cleavages not frighten you. It is really a pity, but what can we possibly do when WE OURSELVES ARE BULGARIANS and all suffer from the same disease! If this disease had not existed in our forefathers who passed it on to us, we wouldnt have fallen under the ugly sceptre of the Turkish sultans.”

  6. What has that got to do with your new found poverty? Go back to your cave you Orthodox Turk

  7. What’s the matter Skopian? Are you upset that Greece, which is a MEMBER of BOTH the EU and NATO, vetoed tiny Skopia’s EU accession talks and vetoed any talk of Skopia joining NATO? Haha! Get used to it! Your attempt to usurp Hellenic history is not paying off very well is it? Do yourself a favour and listen to the words of your own President.

    “We are SLAVS. There’s NO CONNECTION between us and Alexander the Great” — Kiro Gligorov, First elected President of FYROM


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