The price levels in Poland are the third lowest in the European Union, less than half the average in the bloc, according to the Eurostat statistics agency.
In 2016, price levels for consumer goods and services differed widely in the Union, Eurostat said. The highest was in Denmark – 139 percent of the EU average – meaning the country had the highest price levels, the agency said.
This was followed by Ireland (125 percent), Luxembourg and Sweden (both 124 percent), Finland and the United Kingdom (both 121 percent).
At the opposite end of the scale, the lowest price levels were found in Bulgaria (48 percent), while Poland (53 percent) and Romania (52 percent) were just above 50 percent the average, Eurostat said, adding that “In other words, price levels for consumer goods and services in the EU varied by almost one to three between the cheapest and the most expensive Member State.” (rg)