The table presents the average yearly income (in US dollars) of individuals from 8 different countries of Europe (Austria, Belgium,Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Netherlands and United Kingdom) over a 5-year period, from 2008 to 2013 as well as the rate of growth between these years.
Overall, four countries witnessed an increase in the percentage growth of income per annum (Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland. By contrast, three countries saw a decrease (Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom). Only the Netherlands did not register a change over the mentioned period.
Among the four countries with risen growth, Poland’s significantly went up by far at 22% compared to that of Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg (13%, 15%, and 17%, respectively). While Poland registered the highest percentage growth, the citizens of Luxembourg substantially had the highest yearly income ($30,000 in 2008 and $35,000 in 2013 and $18,000 to $22,000, respectively).
In comparison with Greece and Italy (-13% and -12%, respectively), the United Kingdom experienced the lowest growth over the period at -4% (from $28,000 to $27,000).
In addition, the income that people in the Netherlands received from 2008 to 2013 remained the same at $29,000, which thus registered a 0% percentage in growth.