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Wednesday | April 14 | 2021

Czechs living in the country’s largest cities have the highest purchasing power

Czechia has a per capita purchasing power of €9,179, which puts it almost 34 percent below the European average and in twenty-fifth place among the 42 countries in the ”GfK Purchasing Power Europe 2020” study.

The capital city district of Prague once again tops the purchasing power rankings. Inhabitants of this district have €11,961 per capita available for spending and saving, which is more than 30 percent above the national average.

However, the purchasing power of the inhabitants of Prague is still almost 14 percent below the European average.

The two bordering districts of Praha-zapad and Praha-vychod also have above-average purchasing power, as does the Czech Republic’s second largest city, Brno-mesto. 

There have been a few changes in the top ten this year, with Brno-mesto and Praha-vychod switching places three and four and Beroun, Hradec Kralove and Benesov also changing places in the rankings.

A new entry this year is the district of Kladno, which secures the final place in the top ten with a per capita purchasing power of €9,328.

Bringing up the rear in the district rankings is Jesenik in Northern Moravia, located on the border with Poland. The district’s inhabitants have a per capita purchasing power of €7,597, which is almost 83 percent of the national average and around 55 percent of the European average. 

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