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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Eurostat: The richest 20% of Romanians earn 8.3 times more than the poorest 20%

Romania was the EU Member State with the highest ratio for inequality of income distribution in 2015, as the country’s richest 20% earned 8.3 times more than the poorest 20%, according to data from EU’s statistical office Eurostat.

At EU level, the top 20% of the population (those with the highest equivalised disposable income) had 5.2 times higher income than the bottom 20% (the ones with the lowest equivalised disposable income). The ratio varied from 3.5 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, to 6.0 or more in Portugal, Estonia, Latvia, Greece, Spain, Bulgaria and Lithuania, peaking at 8.3 in Romania.

Among the non-member countries, Iceland (3.4) and Norway (3.5) reported particularly low ratios for the inequality of income distribution, while in Turkey (8.7, 2013 data) and Serbia (9.0) the ratios were higher than in any of the EU Member States.

In Romania, the level of inequality of income distribution has increased considerably in the past years, from a ratio of 6.1 in 2010, to 6.2 in 2011, 6.6 in 2012, 6.8 in 2013, 7.2 in 2014, and 8.3 in 2015.

European Commission: Income inequality is growing in Romania

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Eurostat: The richest 20% of Romanians earn 8.3 times more than the poorest 20%

Romania was the EU Member State with the highest ratio for inequality of income distribution in 2015, as the country’s richest 20% earned 8.3 times more than the poorest 20%, according to data from EU’s statistical office Eurostat.

At EU level, the top 20% of the population (those with the highest equivalised disposable income) had 5.2 times higher income than the bottom 20% (the ones with the lowest equivalised disposable income). The ratio varied from 3.5 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, to 6.0 or more in Portugal, Estonia, Latvia, Greece, Spain, Bulgaria and Lithuania, peaking at 8.3 in Romania.

Among the non-member countries, Iceland (3.4) and Norway (3.5) reported particularly low ratios for the inequality of income distribution, while in Turkey (8.7, 2013 data) and Serbia (9.0) the ratios were higher than in any of the EU Member States.

In Romania, the level of inequality of income distribution has increased considerably in the past years, from a ratio of 6.1 in 2010, to 6.2 in 2011, 6.6 in 2012, 6.8 in 2013, 7.2 in 2014, and 8.3 in 2015.

European Commission: Income inequality is growing in Romania

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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