Statistical poverty hits again. ¬†And no surprises, Oxfam and the UN are quoted. ¬†Wait until you see what income they define as the “breadline” in Germany. ¬†You’ll be immigrating the same day.
Bonus: ¬†You get to learn a new word.
Being employed in Germany is no longer enough to make ends meet, as around 3.1 million workers receive salaries below the country‚Äôs poverty threshold. People have been forced to cut back on food and heating in order to survive, German media reported.
You’re going to love what that threshold is.
The number of workers living in poverty surged 25 percent between 2008 and 2013 – Saarbr√ľcker Zeitung newspaper citing Germany’s Federal Statistical Office data. In 2008, there were just 2.5 million workers living below the minimum income deemed adequate.
In 2013, the German poverty line was a salary of ‚ā¨979 (about USD$1,097) per person.
That’s an annual salary of NZD¬†76503.96. ¬† Read more »