Friday, 22nd June 2012
Major dispersion in consumer prices across Europe
In 2011, price levels for consumer goods and services differed widely across Europe. Among the EU Member States, in Denmark consumer prices were 42% higher than the EU average, while the cheapest country was Bulgaria (49% below the average).
These are the main results of price surveys covering more than 2400 consumer goods and services across 37 European countries. Those surveys are part of the Eurostat-OECD Purchasing Power Parities (PPP) programme.
The group of 37 countries, participating in this programme includes 27 Member States, three EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland), acceding state Croatia, four candidate countries (Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey) as well as two potential candidate countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina).
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