Budaörs is out of the league, Budajenő is in. The poorest people live in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu reports.
Purchasing power means the disposable income that remains after taxation. GfK Market Research agency examines the evolution of purchasing power of Hungary since 1998.
According to this year’s data, the difference between the purchasing power of the wealthiest and the poorest Hungarian regions has further increased. Those who live in the wealthiest towns manage their lives from 166.4% of the Hungarian average (more than eight thousand EUR yearly), while others living in the most deprived towns live from only 29% of the average (barely 1500 EUR).
As szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu writes, the purchasing power is the highest in Telki, Paks, Üröm, Budajenő, and Csopak.
Budajenő is new in the front line, while Budaörs got out of the top five. The 100 wealthiest towns can still be found in the middle of Hungary, surrounding the capital city, and in Northern Transdanubia; towns with the lowest purchasing power are in the Northeastern- and Southwestern parts of the country.
Looking at the capital city and the 19 counties of Hungary, only six counties exceed the average purchasing power. Budapest is at the top, people living there can spend 128.6% of the average.
Counties at the second and third places have exchanged places since last year – in 2014, Fejér county took over Komárom-Esztergom. The list of county towns is led by Székesfehérvár, while Nyíregyháza is still the last.
The purchasing power is the lowest in Tiszabura, Hernádvécse, Szendrőlád, Alsószentmárton and Tiszabő.
Considering counties, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county is the last, people living there live from the 73.2% of the average.
How are we doing compared to other European countries?
On the list of European countries, Hungary upholds its 31st place; however, the purchasing power has been weakening since 2008, and Hungary keeps falling back in the East-Central European region. Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway, Luxemburg, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Sweden, France, and Finland are at the top of the European list.
translated by Vivien Pásztai