Romania ranked last in the EU for the per capita spending on family and child allowances, with an amount of EUR 91 in 2014, according to EU’s statistical office Eurostat.
At EU level, the average spending on family and child allowances was EUR 651 in 2014.
Expenditure over EUR 1,000 per capita was recorded in Luxembourg (EUR 3,090), Denmark (EUR 1,668), Sweden (EUR 1,368), Finland (EUR 1,212), Germany (EUR 1,132), and Austria and Ireland (EUR 1,060).
At the opposite pole, spending below EUR 200 per capita was recorded in Romania (EUR 91), Bulgaria (EUR 112), Lithuania (EUR 135), Latvia (EUR 154), Croatia (EUR 155), Poland (EUR 166), Greece (EUR 182 s) and Portugal (EUR 195).
In total, the EU Member States spent over EUR 330 billion in 2014 on family and child allowances, of which EUR 1.8 billion was spent in Romania. Family allowances represented 8.3% of the total social benefits in Romania.