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Poll: Purchasing power, regional disparities growing

THE AVERAGE Slovak can spend Sk120,000 (€3,160) per year, according to a poll carried out by the GfK institute.

The sum includes net income from working activities and a range of social benefits, such as unemployment and maternity benefits.

Although purchasing power in general is rising, regional disparities are growing.

Slovakia's wealthiest area is Bratislava, followed by Považie and Košice, the SITA news agency reported.

Purchasing power is lowest in the Orava region, Southern Central Slovakia and in remote districts in the east of the country.

People in Kežmarok, Krupina, Vranov nad Topľou and Košice - okolie districts are reported as having the lowest average purchasing power.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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