According to the latest Eurostat data. Bulgaria is the poorest country in the European Union, followed by Croatia.
Eurostat data show that nine member states are above the EU average in terms of material well-being of households.
The richest people are Luxembourg, which scores 35% above the European average. Germany is second with 22 percent.
Austria, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, France and Sweden are in the group of countries that have real consumption of 9 to 18 percent above the EU average.
Romania is not in this group, but is well ahead of Croatia, which overtook the country in 2015.
That year, both countries were recording 58 percent of the EU average, while now, according to new data for 2019, Romania is 79 percent of the EU average, while Croatia is 66 percent.
Romania now equals Poland and surpasses Greece, which scores 78% of the EU average in terms of consumption.