Share Of The Population Under The Absolute Poverty Line Was Decreased In 2022
In 2022, the share of the population under the absolute poverty line (absolute poverty rate) in Georgia decreased by 1.9 percentage points compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to 15.6%, - according to the preliminarydata from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).
In 2022, the absolute poverty rate in urban type settlements decreased by 2.7 percentage points and amounted to 12.3%, while in rural type settlements it decreased by 0.7 percentage points and amounted to 20.6%.
In 2022, the absolute poverty rate decreased compared to the previous year in all age groups of the population. Particularly, the indicator was 20.4% in the age group under 18 years (-2.3 percentage points), in the 18-64 age group – 15.3% (-2.0 percentage points), and in the age group 65 and older – 10.5% (-1.4 percentage points).
Absolute poverty rates for women decreased by 1.8 percentage points and amounted to 15.3%, while for men it decreased by 2.1 percentage points and amounted to 15.8%.
In 2022, the value of the Gini coefficient in terms of total incomes has changed from 0.37 to 0.36 compared to the previous year, while it remains unchanged in terms of total consumption expenditures and stands at 0.34.