Portugal - Website with wage statistics - October 31, 2017

According to information collected by the website Pordata, run by the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation, the medium purchasing power standard (PPS) in 2016 was 25,881 PPS, with the country in 18th place in a ranking led by Luxembourg (with 54,547 PPS). The average salaries of workers have increased in the last decade, but remain below the European Union (EU) average. Pordata said the EU average last year was 35,754 PPS. PPS, the Purchasing Power Standard, is a fictional currency used to compare levels of welfare and spending across countries, nullifying differences in price levels.

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