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Households' wealth in 2020
Household Finance and Consumption Survey
2020 (Definitive data)
Households' wealth in 2020 2020 (Definitive data)
03 August 2022


• According to the 2020 Portuguese Household Finance and Consumption Survey, between 2017 and 2020 the mean net wealth per household increased by 19.9% in real terms and the median net wealth increased by 31.3%, to 200.4 thousand euros and to 101.2 thousand euros, respectively.

• The evolution of the ratio between the 90th and 10th percentiles of net wealth, the Gini index and the percentage of wealth owned by households in the top 10% of the net wealth distribution point to a slight reduction in inequality between 2017 and 2020.

• Portuguese households have a clear preference for owning their main residence: only 2.0% of the homeowners would rather be renters and 63.5% of the renters would rather be homeowers.

• Debt ratios declined between 2017 and 2020.

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