Traditionally, the financial status of households is ascribed by categorizing them as either poor or nonpoor. This study does not make use of such categorization when assessing monetary poverty. Instead, it employs elements of the theory of fuzzy sets. Thus, each household was given a value from the interval [0,1] that indicated the degree of financial poverty according to its equivalised income. The analysis was based on data from household budget survey conducted by the Central Statistical Office in 2010.