Consumer price levels in the EU, 2017
Eurostat publishes a data visualisation tool as well as some interesting facts & figures on consumer price levels in the EU.
that in the EU in 2017 …
... the highest food prices were in Denmark (32% higher than the EU average), while the lowest food prices were registered in Romania (35% lower than the EU average)?
… Bulgaria was the least expensive country for clothing and footwear (22% lower than the EU average) while the most expensive was Sweden (34% higher than the EU average)?
… the United Kingdom was the most expensive country for housing, including water, electricity and fuel (57% higher than the EU average) while Denmark was the most expensive for furniture and maintenance (20% higher than the EU average)?
... the lowest prices for communication were observed in Poland (55% lower than the EU average) while the highest were registered in Greece (52% higher than the EU average)?
… the Netherlands was the most expensive country for transport services (32% higher than the EU average) while the lowest transport prices were recorded in Bulgaria (54% lower than the EU average)?
Source: Eurostat, Purchasing power parities statistics. Date of extraction: 13 December 2018
Further information can also be found in the Eurostat news release on Consumer price levels in 2017.
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