INSEE has produced a photograph of France. It concerns the year 2013. The poverty rate is reduced.
What is the income of the French? In 2013, the median standard of living of the population remained stable at 1,667 euros per month according to INSEE. 50% of French people earned less, 50% more. This calculation adds up wages, financial income and social benefits. The whole being net of tax.
Poverty affects 8.6 million people
The richest 10% have an income of more than 3,100 euros per month, which is a little less than in previous years, because the better-off pay the bills for tax increases. On the other hand, the poorest 10% saw their situation improve thanks to an increase in social benefits. A first since the start of the crisis. But their standard of living remains below 894 euros per month. As a result, the reduction in inequalities is accentuated according to INSEE. But these figures are disputed by leaders of associations. Poverty affects 8.6 million people in France. They earn less than 1,000 euros per month.