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67% of Bulgarian households survive below the subsistence minimum

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For a normal life of a four-member household - two adults and two children, a total of 1280 euros per month are needed, shows data of the Institute for Social Research of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CITUB). 

The cost of living for a person from a four-member household amounts to 320 euros. The money is needed to cover the costs of food, housing, health, education, transport and recreation according to the average Bulgarian standards. 

67% of households in Bulgaria live on an income below the required minimum. In 2018, their share was 71.5 percent, and in 2019 - 71%. 
The households surviving below the official poverty line are 28.5%, or 2,650,000 Bulgarian citizens.

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