Based on first preliminary estimates for 2010, Hungary's GDP per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) was 64% of the EU average, according to fresh data released by Eurostat, the European Union's statistics office.
Hungary's GDP per capital lags behind the Czech Republic's 80%, Slovakia's 74% and Estonia's 65% but comes ahead of Poland's 62%, Croatia's 61% and Romania's 45% in the region.
In Spain, Italy and Cyprus, GDP per capita was around the EU27 average, while in France it was around 5% above the average.
Germany, Belgium, Finland and the United Kingdom were between 10% and 20% above the average, while Denmark, Ireland, Austria and Sweden were all around 25% above the average.
The Netherlands was about one third above the average, while the highest level of GDP per capita (283%) in the EU27 was recorded in Luxembourg.