The Dutch remain relatively wealthy

The Dutch are without prejudice the wealthiest citizens of the European Union. Only in Luxembourg the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita was higher than in the Netherlands last year, according to the European statistics agency Eurostat.

GDP, the sum of all income earned in the country, was in the Netherlands per capita was 30 percent higher last year than the average in the European Union.

In Luxembourg, the average income in accordance with this standard was almost three times higher than the EU average. Luxembourg with its vast financial sector and small population is hardly a good measure.

After the Dutch follow the Irish, Austrians and Danes. Their average income is approximately 20 to 30 percent higher than the EU average.

Bulgarians and Romanians earn on average the least. Their average incomes are less than half that of other EU citizens.

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