Severely materially deprived persons have living conditions severely constrained by a lack of resources, they cannot afford at least 4 out of 9 deprivations items: i) to pay rent or utility bills, ii) keep home adequately warm, iii) face unexpected expenses, iv) eat meat, fish or a protein equivalent every second day, v) a week holiday away from home, vi) a car, vii) a washing machine, viii) a colour TV, ix) a telephone. Data are expressed both in % of total population and in change over 3 years (in % points). The source of the data is EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU SILC).
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Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union
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