Living conditions in Switzerland among the best in Europe
Neuchâtel, 17.02.2022 - In European comparison, the overall standard of living and satisfaction with life in Switzerland remain at a high level. Nevertheless, 8.5% of the population or some 720 000 people were affected by income poverty in 2020. These are some of the findings from the 2020 Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). The results describe the situation before and at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below)
Address for enquiries
Martina Guggisberg, FSO, Income, Consumption and Living Conditions section, tel.: +41 58 463 62 38, email: Martina.Guggisberg@bfs.admin.ch
Friederike Eberlein, FSO, Income, Consumption and Living Conditions section, tel.: +41 58 463 61 24, email: Friederike.Eberlein@bfs.admin.ch
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