The table shows the per capita average income in eight European countries between 2008 and 2013.
Overall, four countries saw an increase in their income levels (Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland), three countries saw a decrease (Greece, Italy, and the United Kingdom). Finally, there was no noticeable change in the average income in the Netherlands.
Four countries saw an increase between 2008 and 2013. The greatest of these increases was seen in Poland, which registered a 22% increase between 2008 and 2013. However, it is worth noting that this came down to the fact that the income in 2008 was relatively low in comparison with the other countries. After Poland, came Luxembourg, which recorded a 17% increase, a rise of $5,000 between the two years. Finally, both Belgium and Austria also saw an increase of 15% and 13%, respectively.
The remaining four countries did not see an increase in their average income between 2008 and 2013. The Netherlands was unique in that it was the only country that neither increased nor decreased over the period; instead, it remained at $29,000. As for the final three countries, these saw a decline in their average income figures. Both Greek and Italian citizens saw fairly sizeable decreases in their average salaries (13% and 12%, respectively). The United Kingdom also saw a decline, albeit at a lesser rate: a $1,000 decline between 2008 and 2018.