The eastern province of Romania, Moldova, is the poorest region of the European Union, taking the last position among EU regions in terms of income per capita as compared to the purchase power of its citizens. According to an Eurostat report, this index falls at only 24% of the European average in Moldova.
London is at the opposite extreme, with an index of 303%.
In Romania, the richest region in these terms is Bucharest-Ilfov, with a GDP per capita of 13,600 euro, equaling 64.5% of the European region. The capital is followed by Western Romania with an index of 39% and Central Romania with 35%.
The last 15 positions in the Eurostat study are held by regions in Bulgaria, Poland and Romania.