Definition: Basic amenities
From the amenities are considered 'basic':
(1) bath or shower,
(2) indoor flushing toilet and
(3) hot running water.
The most common indicator is the percentage of households without one or more of the three basic amenities.
Eurostat, "European Community Household Panel (ECHP) - Selected indicators from the 1995 wave", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1999