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The cheapest (and most expensive) countries in the European Union, 2017?

Denmark is the most expensive country in the European Union for consumer goods and services, while Bulgaria is the cheapest, according to new data published by Eurostat. The data, which covers prices for goods and services including education, food, housing, and healthcare, shows that Denmark was the most expensive nation in the bloc in 2017, with prices 41.2% above the EU average.

Luxembourg was the second-most expensive, with prices of 41% above the EU average, followed by Sweden, Ireland, Finland, and the United Kingdom.

At the other end of the scale, Bulgaria was the cheapest nation in the bloc in 2017, with prices 56% below the EU average. Romania was the second-cheapest, with prices 51.6% below the average, followed by Poland, Hungary, and Lithuania.

EU price levels for consumer goods and services (2017)

  • Denmark (141.2%)
  • Luxembourg (141%)
  • Sweden (134.7%)
  • Ireland (127.8%)
  • Finland (123.3%)
  • United Kingdom (117.4%)
  • Netherlands (114.6%)
  • Belgium (112.3%)
  • Austria (112.2%)
  • France (106.7%)
  • Germany (104.4%)
  • Italy (101.8%)
  • EU (100%)
  • Spain (93%)
  • Cyprus (90.1%)
  • Slovenia (84.2%)
  • Portugal (82.8%)
  • Malta (82.3%)
  • Greece (82.2%)
  • Estonia (74.2%)
  • Latvia (68%)
  • Slovakia (65%)
  • Czech Republic (64%)
  • Croatia (63.7%)
  • Lithuania (60.2%)
  • Hungary (58.3%)
  • Poland (53.2%)
  • Romania (48.4%)
  • Bulgaria (44%)

The data also includes prices from Iceland, Switzerland, and Norway.

Iceland* (171.6%)
Switzerland* (165.6%)
Norway* (151.9%)

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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