Is your country expensive? 


Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg, has releases a statistics report in relation to the price levels of products and services in European countries.

Price levels for consumer goods and services differ widely among EU Member States. Denmark and Luxembourg had the highest price levels in 2017 (both 41 % above the EU average), followed by Sweden (35 % above), Ireland (28 % above), Finland (23 % above) and the United Kingdom (17 % above), while the lowest price levels were recorded in Bulgaria (56 % below the EU average), Romania (52 % below), Poland (47 % below), Hungary (42 % below) and Lithuania (40 % below).

At a more detailed level, Denmark was the most expensive Member State in 2017 for “restaurants and hotels” (51 % above the EU average), “food” (50 % above), “recreation and culture” (48 % above), “transport (28 % above) and “household equipment” (20 % above). Ireland was the most expensive Member State for “alcoholic beverages and tobacco” (74 % above), Luxembourg for “housing, water, electricity and gas” (63 % above), Greece for “communications” (54 % above) and Sweden for “clothing and footwear” (34 % above).

Source: eurostat – Is your country expensive?

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