Over 258, 000 Fijians living in poverty
February 9, 2021 12:31 pm
A little over 258, 000 Fijians are living in poverty.
The Household Income and Expenditure Survey for 2019-2020 estimates the official national poverty headcount is 29.9 percent or about 45,724 households.
The National Basic Needs Poverty Line for an adult per year is over $2,179 or $41.91 per week.
The report released today reveals that about 62.2% of the poor reside in rural areas.
The average annual household income for 2019-20 was $26, 249, with the median at $20, 727 per household.
The average annual household expenditure was $11, 961 per household or $3,678 per average earner.
The estimates are based on the information reported by a representative sample of 6, 000 households.