Liechtenstein - Highest purchase power in Europe - November 30, 2016

Figures from market research institute GfK have revealed that around 673.5 million inhabitants from 42 European countries had some 9.18 trillion euro available in 2016 for spending and saving. An increase of 0.3% compared to 2015. This total equates to an average per capita of 13,672 euro. However, there were large differences in net income across the 42 countries evaluated. With an average of 63,011 euro per capita, Liechtenstein maintained its unchallenged position from last year, with on average a purchasing power that is 4.6 times the European level, as much as 80 times higher than the worst performing country, Ukraine.

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