Press release 09/08/2017
Social expenditure per capita in the Basque Country surpassed by 5.5% the average for the countries of the EU-28
PPS rose to 8,341 in 2014 and it grew by 9.9% in the period 2010-2014
Social protection expenditure per inhabitant of the Basque Country rose to 8,341 in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) in 2014, which was 5.55% more than the average of the EU-28 (7,903) and 36.3% more than that corresponding to Spain (6,121).
Social protection expenditure per inhabitant in PPS increased by 9.9% in the period 2010-2014 in the Basque Country, while in the EU-28 it grew by 8.6% and in Spain it went up by 3.7%.
Social expenditure in the Basque Country increased each year during the 2010-2014 period. Hence PPS went from 7,592 in 2010 to 7,660 in 2011, to 7,883 in 2012, 8,180 in 2013, until reaching 8,341 in 2014. It is also worth mentioning that, in the same period, it has always remained higher than the average for the countries of the EU-28: 7,276 in 2010, 7,415 in 2011, 7,644 in 2012, 7,730 in 2013 and 7,903 in 2014.
In the ranking of EU-28 countries, social expenditure per capita in the Basque Country in 2014 exceeded that of countries such as the United Kingdom (7,885 PPS), Italy (7,781) and Ireland (6,895). It was, however, lower than that of countries such as Luxembourg (14,894), Denmark (11,071), the Netherlands (10,795), Austria (10,624), Germany (10,359) and France (10,345), amongst others.
The countries at the bottom of the ranking for social expenditure included Romania (2,323), Bulgaria (2,555), Latvia (2,612), Lithuania (3,193) and Estonia (3,206), amongst others.
For further information:
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