Income and living conditions of the population of Lithuania (edition 2021)

Gross and disposable income

 

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In 2020, household disposable income totalled, on average, EUR 1,318 per month, while household disposable income per capita – EUR 605 per month. Compared to 2019, disposable income increased by 13.6 per cent. In the major cities, disposable income of a household was by 45.8 per cent larger than in other towns and by 33 per cent larger than in rural areas. In order to compare income of households of different size and composition, the equivalised disposable income is calculated (the equivalised disposable income is calculated using the modified OECD equivalence scale), which in 2020 totalled EUR 883 per month. The largest equivalised disposable income were recorded in households composed of two adults younger than 65 years of age (EUR 1,079) and in those composed of two adults with one child (EUR 1,048), while the smallest – in households composed of one adult with children and in those composed of a single person (EUR 559 and EUR 669 respectively).

In 2020, income from paid employment was indicated as the main source of income by 59 per cent of households. The equivalised disposable income of these households exceeded the average income by 10 per cent. Old‑age pension was indicated as the main source of income by 26 per cent of households; their income per equivalent adult made up 54 per cent of the average income. Other social transfers were indicated as the main source of income by 7 per cent of households; their income per equivalent adult made up 39 per cent of the average income.


Changes in disposable income in cash and in kind, 2019–2020

Per household per month

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4EUR1,1601,1601,2371,2371,3961,3969879871,0081,0081,3181,3181,3841,3841,5751,5751,0811,0811,1841,18420192020 All householdsUrban areas5 largest citiesOther townsRural areas05001,0001,5002,000

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

 

Equivalised income per month

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4EUR7797799219216706706816818838831,0411,04173573579579520192020 All households5 largest citiesOther townsRural areas02505007501,0001,250


In 2020, disposable income in cash per household averaged EUR 1,305 per month, equivalised disposable income in cash – EUR 874 per month. Compared to 2019, disposable income in cash per household increased by 13.2 per cent.

Disposable income in kind was significant in rural households only, where it accounted for 1.7 per cent of the total disposable income (in urban households, 0.8 per cent only). In terms of calculation of the inequality of income and at-risk-of-poverty indicators, disposable income in kind is not taken into account.


Gross household income by place of residence, 2020
Per household per month, EUR

 

 

All households

Urban areas

of which

Rural areas

5 largest cities

other towns

Gross income

1

1,769.9

1,896.5

2,188.1

1,434.9

1,511.5

Taxes, social insurance contributions

2

461.0

518.2

621.6

354.6

344.2

Inter‑household cash transfers paid

3

4.2

4.6

5.1

3.9

3.3

Disposable income in cash

4 = 1 – 2 – 3

1,304.7

1,373.7

1,561.4

1,076.5

1,163.9

Income from paid em­ployment in kind

5

8.2

9.0

13.1

2.4

6.5

Income from self-employment in kind

6

5.3

1.0

0.7

2.4

13.5

Disposable income in cash and in kind

7 = 4 + 5 + 6

1,318.2

1,384.0

1,575.2

1,081.3

1,184.0

 

Structure of household disposable income in cash by place of residence, 2020

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per centPer cent60.062.864.558.953.112.08.38.18.721.023.523.420.430.123.83.74.66.11.11.40.50.60.50.90.40.40.40.40.40.3Income from paid employmentIncome from self-employmentSocial transfersIncome from property, rentOther incomeReceipts for tax adjustment, inter-household cash transfers paid (+/-) All householdsUrban areas5 largest citiesOther townsRural areas05101520253035404550556065707580859095100

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

 

Disposable income in cash, 2020

By place of residence
Per month

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4EUR1,3051,3051,3741,3741,5611,5611,0761,0761,1641,1645995996286287007005085085385388748749199191,0311,031732732782782Per householdPer capitaEquivalised income All householdsUrban areas5 largest citiesOther townsRural areas05001,0001,5002,000

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By main source of income
Per month

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4EUR1,6231,6232,1692,1695475474964961,8981,8986446448998993993992212211,1581,1589659651,3261,3264734733433431,6321,632Per householdPer capitaEquivalised incomeIncome from paid employmentIncome from self-employment in cashOld-age benefitsOther social transfersOther income05001,0001,5002,0002,500

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

 

By household type
Per month

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4EUREUR1,058.01,058.0662.0662.01,601.01,601.01,056.01,056.02,081.02,081.01,908.01,908.0897.0897.01,925.01,925.02,225.02,225.02,039.02,039.02,453.02,453.0661.0661.0662.0662.0801.0801.0528.0528.0634.0634.0531.0531.0354.0354.0642.0642.0556.0556.0392.0392.0524.0524.0836.0836.0662.0662.01,067.01,067.0704.0704.0974.0974.0916.0916.0557.0557.01,035.01,035.01,012.01,012.0765.0765.0907.0907.0Per householdPer capitaEquivalised incomeHouseholds without childrenSingle person2 adults, both <65 years, without children2 adults, at least one ≥65 years, without children3 or more adults without childrenHouseholds with children1 adult with at least 1 child2 adults with 1 child2 adults with 2 children2 adults with ≥3 children3 or more adults with children02004006008001,0001,2001,4001,6001,8002,0002,2002,4002,600

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

 

Share of income from employment and social transfers in disposable income in cash by household type, 2020

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Composition of household disposable income in cash by place of residence

Disposable household income by region

Disposable income in cash by place of residence


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