The spending power of Slovak citizens rises by 20%

The spending power of Slovak citizens rose by 20 percent for the whole of 2008,far more than in its three Visegrad. Four neighbours, according to the GfK research company. The figure in euros was 6,102 euros per person, or 184,000 Slovak crowns, including state benefits and pensions. The figures place Slovakia in 26th position out of all 41 European states, the agency said. Poland saw an increase in its citizens’ spending power of 13 percent, the Czech Republic 12 percent, and Hungary just two percent.

The Czech Republic ranked 23rd and Slovenia 21st. Lichtenstein
occupied first place, and Luxembourg and Switzerland second and third, with Moldova at the bottom of the ladder.

This confirms the rise of Slovakia to the status of an average EU country in terms of wealth and prosperity.

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