22.2 pct of Greeks lived in poverty in 2015, according to data released by Eurostat

Twenty-two percent (22.2 pct) of Greeks lived in poverty in 2015, versus 8.2 pct of the population in the European Union, according to data released by Eurostat on Thursday.

The Eurostat report estimated the percentage of the EU population who are deprived of basin consumer goods, or is unable to meet their minimum financial obligations. Based on this data, about 2.37 million people lived in poverty in Greece in 2015 and 41 million in the EU in total.

Furthermore, while the number of people living in destitution in the EU started falling from 2012 (9.9 pct in 2012 to 8.2 pct in 2015), in Greece the numbers have risen from 19.5 pct in 2012 to 20.3 pct in 2013, 21.5 pct in 2014 and 22.2 pct in 2015.