In 2021, the share of the population under the absolute poverty line (absolute poverty rate) in Georgia decreased by 3.8% compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to 17.5%, reads the report of GeoStat.
In 2021, the absolute poverty rate in urban type settlements decreased by 2.1% and amounted to 15.0%, while in rural type settlements it decreased by 6.3% and amounted to 21.3%.
In 2021, the absolute poverty rate decreased compared to the previous year in all age groups of the population. Particularly, the indicator was 22.7% in the age group under 18 years (-3.7%), in the 18-64 age group – 17.3% (-3.9%), and in the age group 65 and older – 11.9% (-3.5%). Absolute poverty rates for both women and men fell by 3.8% and amounted to 17.1 and 17.9%, respectively.
In 2021, the share of the population under 60% of the median consumption decreased by 0.8% and amounted to 18.9%, while the share of the population under 40% of median consumption increased by 0.4% and amounted to 7.4%.