About 19.5 per cent of Georgia’s population is under the absolute poverty line, shows the latest data of 2019 poverty indicators published by the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).
The share of the population under the absolute poverty line decreased by 0.6 per cent in 2019 compared to 2018.
The Georgian population has slightly decreased to 3,716,900 people as of January 1, 2020, says another data from Geostat.
Most people under the absolute poverty line live in the country’s rural areas.
Geostat said that the share of the population under the absolute poverty line is 23.7 per cent in rural Georgia and 16.4 per cent in urban areas.
To note, the average monthly income of a household in Georgia was 1,175.3 GEL ($368.2/€337.8) in 2019, while it amounted to 336.1 GEL ($105.3/€96.6) per capita, says Geostat.