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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]

 

Romania has one of the highest income inequality ratios in the EU

The top 20% of Romania’s population (with the highest income) received 7 times as much income as the bottom 20% in 2017, according to data from the European statistical office Eurostat.

The ratio decreased in Romania from 8.3 in 2015 and 7.2 in 2016, but is still among the highest in the EU. Neighboring Bulgaria registered a ratio of 8.2 in 2017.

In the EU, the top 20% inhabitants with the highest income received 5.2 times as much income as the bottom 20%. The ratio “varied considerably across the Member States, from 3.5 in the Czech Republic and 3.6 in Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland, to 6.0 or more in Bulgaria (8.2), Lithuania (7.1), Romania (7.0 in 2017), Spain and Greece (both 6.6), Latvia and Italy (both 6.3),” according to Eurostat.

Compared to 2008, Latvia had the largest decrease in the income inequality ratio (from 7.3 in 2008 to 6.3 in 2017), followed by the United Kingdom (-0.5), Belgium and Poland (both -0.3).

The European Commission also showed in a recent report that Romania has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the EU.

Irina Marica, [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]

 

Romania has one of the highest income inequality ratios in the EU

The top 20% of Romania’s population (with the highest income) received 7 times as much income as the bottom 20% in 2017, according to data from the European statistical office Eurostat.

The ratio decreased in Romania from 8.3 in 2015 and 7.2 in 2016, but is still among the highest in the EU. Neighboring Bulgaria registered a ratio of 8.2 in 2017.

In the EU, the top 20% inhabitants with the highest income received 5.2 times as much income as the bottom 20%. The ratio “varied considerably across the Member States, from 3.5 in the Czech Republic and 3.6 in Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland, to 6.0 or more in Bulgaria (8.2), Lithuania (7.1), Romania (7.0 in 2017), Spain and Greece (both 6.6), Latvia and Italy (both 6.3),” according to Eurostat.

Compared to 2008, Latvia had the largest decrease in the income inequality ratio (from 7.3 in 2008 to 6.3 in 2017), followed by the United Kingdom (-0.5), Belgium and Poland (both -0.3).

The European Commission also showed in a recent report that Romania has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the EU.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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