Perceived Poverty Level

On average, respondents believe that the monthly salary for a family of four which marks the poverty level is 22,210 CZK however the most frequent response stated 20,000 CZK. The concept of the poverty level continuously changes with the perception of income which would be sufficient to cover basic requirements of the respondents’ household needs. People with a higher standard of living also define the poverty level to be higher.

There are also differences in the views of net income salary for one member of the household although the connection between current income and a perceived poverty level is not as pronounced and unequivocal as in the previous case. The subjective evaluation of the standard of living in one’s own household did not show any differences concerning a presumed poverty level and no significant differences also occurred in cases of other socio-demographic or classifications.