The earnings of these 22,000 families place them among the richest 1% of Portugal, according to a report by Jornal de Negócios.

The data is based on IRS statistics from the Tax Authority (AT) regarding income for 2021, which show that the number of households who had to pay the additional solidarity fee, applied to those with incomes greater than 80 thousand euros gross per year, increased by 16% compared to the previous year.

Compared with 2019, and without the drop in income that was reflected in the first year of the covid-19 pandemic, the increase is 13%.