According to the data of 2008, Estonia was among the 7 least wealthy states of the EU, LETA/Äripäev.ee cites a Eurostat report. Latvia was on the 4th place from the bottom (56%) and Lithuania 5th (61%).
The purchase power of Estonians formed 68% of the EU average in 200, giving it the seventh place from the bottom.
The top five were Luxembourg (279% of EU average), Holland (134%), Ireland (133%), Austria (124%) and Denmark (123%).
The level was the lowest in Bulgaria (44%) and Romania (47%).