How much do you earn? Are you satisfied with it?
If you are living in Belgium, chances are that you don't have anything to complain about, according to the latest data published by the EU's statistics office Eurostat.
Last year, the average Belgian employee earned €48,700 – which is the fourth-highest mean salary within the EU, and is also significantly greater than the bloc's overall average of €33,500.
While averages often camouflage a much more nuanced picture with large differences between the highest and the lowest earners, the figure is still useful to get a general idea of the situation in a country.
Eurostat's data showed that only citizens of Luxembourg (€72,300), Denmark (€63,300), and Ireland (€50,400) earned more on average than Belgians in 2021. Bulgaria, with €10,400, had the lowest average salary within the EU.
Still, despite their relatively high earnings, numerous Belgians are experiencing acute financial distress as they are increasingly unable to afford soaring energy prices.
Still satisfied? Or are you considering a move to, I don't know, Luxembourg? Let @Maajtee know.
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