The citizens of Luxembourg citizens are the richest in the European Union, with a level of prosperity seven times higher than that in Romania or Bulgaria, according to a new report by the European statistical office Eurostat.

The GDP per capita in Luxembourg, as related to the purchasing power, was two times and a half higher than the European Union average. States like Romania and Bulgaria or Malta and Portugal score poorly, way under the European Union average.

At the European Union level, Romania exceeds only Bulgaria with a GDP per capita of 61% of the European average.

Countries like Britain, Finland, Germany and France registered results between 10% and 20% above EU average while Spain, Italy and Greece score close to the EU average.