(15 June 2017) – In 2016, price levels for consumer goods and services differed widely in the European Union. They varied by almost one to three between the cheapest and the most expensive Member State.
Denmark (139% of the EU average) had the highest price level, followed by Ireland (125%), Luxembourg and Sweden (both 124%), Finland and the United Kingdom (both 121%).
At the opposite end of the scale, the lowest price level was found in Bulgaria (48%), while Poland (53%) and Romania (52%) were just above 50% the average.
Consumer electronics is a group of products where prices differed less among Member States, ranging from 86% of the average in Poland to 115% in Denmark.
Clothing is another group of products showing a smaller price disparity among Member States, with Bulgaria (81% of the average) cheapest and Sweden (136%) most expensive.
With the noticeable exception of Denmark (146% of the average), price differences among Member States were also limited for personal transport equipment, from 78% in the Czech Republic to 119% in the Netherlands.