Interactive map - infographics. What is the standard of living of the residents in your community? What is the gap between rich and poor?


How is the standard of living calculated?

The standard of living is the households disposable income for consumption and saving divided by the number of consumption units that make it up. The standard of living calculated in this way is the same for all persons belonging to the same household.
The median standard of living is the value of the standard of living that divides the population into two equal parts: 50{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} of people live below this standard of living and 50{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} live above it.

â–º A households disposable income includes income from employment, unemployment benefits, pensions, property income, financial income and social benefits received (family benefits, minimum social benefits and housing benefits). Direct taxes (income tax, housing tax) and social security contributions (CSG, CRDS) are deducted from the sum of these resources. Local help (paid by town halls, associations, etc.) is not taken into account.

â–ºConumption Units (CU) make it possible to compare the living standards of households of different sizes or compositions. In fact, we cannot limit ourselves to consumption per person: the needs of a household do not increase in strict proportion to its size. If several people live together, it is not necessary to multiply all consumer goods by the number of people in order to maintain the same standard of living (e.g. household appliances, the car ...). To obtain the CUs of a household, each of its members is therefore assigned a coefficient (1 CU for the first adult in the household, 0.5 CU for other people aged 14 and over and 0.3 CU for people under 14 years of age). .