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Regional GDP per capita ranged from 29% to 611% of the EU average in 2016

In 2016, regional GDP per capita, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards, ranged from 29% of the European Union (EU) average in the Bulgarian region of Severozapaden, to 611% of the average in Inner London – West in the United Kingdom.

As the graph below shows, there is a considerable variation both in the EU and within the Member States.



The leading regions in the ranking of regional GDP per capita in 2016, after Inner London – West in the United Kingdom (611% of the average), were the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (257%), Southern & Eastern in Ireland (217%), Bruxelles/Brussel in Belgium and Hamburg in Germany (both at 200%).


There were 19 regions with GDP per capita 50% or more above the EU average in 2016:

  • five were in Germany,
  • three in the United Kingdom,
  • two in Austria,
  • one each in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Sweden, as well as the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.


After Severozapaden in Bulgaria (29% of the average), the lowest regions in the ranking were Mayotte in France (33%), Severen tsentralen and Yuzhen tsentralen in Bulgaria (both 34%) and Nord-Est in Romania (36%). Among the 21 regions with GDP per capita below 50% of the EU average, five were in Bulgaria and Poland, four in Hungary, three in Romania and Greece and one in France.


Further information:

EU GDP per Capita 2016


Source: Eurostat,

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