Croatia - Standard of living among lowest in the EU - June 30, 2016

Estimates on consumption and GDP per capita published by the EU's statistical office Eurostat reveal that the standard of living in Croatia in 2014 was among the lowest in the European Union, along with the standard of living in Romania and Bulgaria. Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) is a measure of the material welfare of households. AIC per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards in Croatia in 2014 was as much as 41% below the EU average, according to preliminary estimates. In 2013, it was 39% below the average. The GDP per capita last year was also 41% below the EU average and in 2013 it was 39% below the average.

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