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October 8, 2022

Romania, Bulgaria – lowest GDP per capita in the EU, in 2010

In 2010 too, Romania and Bulgaria had the poorest living standards of the European Union. In Bulgaria, the GDP per capita – translated in purchasing power standards – reached only 43 pc of the EU average, according to preliminary figures released by Eurostat. Romania marginally outscored its southern neighbour, with a GDP per capita that was 55 pc of the EU average. In 2009, Romania’s GDP per capita covered 46 pc of the average at EU level. The first position in a top based on this indicator are held by Luxembourg, with a GDP per capita that was 183 pc higher than the average of the European Union, followed by the Netherlands (34 pc above the block average). A different Eurostat report shows that Denmark had the highest prices of the EU for goods and services in 2010 (143 pc of the EU27 average), while the lowest prices were charged in Bulgaria (51 pc of the average) and Romania (59 pc).

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