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In 2019, the median after-tax income in Quebec was $32,700 for individuals and $59,800 for households. By comparison, in 1996, it was $20,900 for individuals and $42,800 for households. The proportion of the population living in low income based on the Low Income Measure (LIM) has remained stable since 1996 at 11% for individuals and 16% for households.
The analysis and detailed tables provides an overall picture of the economic situation of households and individuals in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic and describes the trends observed over the past 25 years.
Median income across Québec (detailed table)
Low income as measured by the Low Income Measure (LIM) (detailed table)
Low income according to the Market Basket Measure (MBM) (detailed table)
Income inequality according to distribution by income group (detailed tables)