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Sopot is the richest Polish city

Sopot is the richest Polish city
Sopot is the richest Polish city

The richest city in Poland is the resort of Sopot. Such data were published by the Central Statistical Office of Poland. According to the Polish Radio Abroad in 2010 the average per capita income in Sopot was 6509 PLN (about 1570 Euros).

Sopot together with Gdynia and Gdansk forms the well-known Tricity agglomeration and is also one of the price leaders in the Polish real estate market. Only in Warsaw the average cost of housing is higher.

As for the Polish capital, Warsaw followed Sopot by per capita income, which amounted here to 4.854 PLN (1.172 Euros). It is noted that the total income in the Polish capital is 30 times bigger than in Sopot. However, capital returns 10% of its income to the regions as investments and financial assistance.

High figures in Sopot can be explained by the unique economic structure of the region. There are 125 businessmen per 1000 inhabitants. Moreover, among the local working population there is a high percentage of lawyers and individual entrepreneurs, who pay large taxes. In addition in Sopot is located the headquarters of one of the leading representatives of the insurance industry in the country - Ergo.

A small town of Polkowice in Lower Silesia took the third place by per capita income due to such industrial giants as Volkswagen plant and the copper mines KGHM. Per capita income in Polkowice was 3,827 PLN.

3697.82 PLN (935 euro) income allowed the ancient Polish city of Wroclaw to take the fourth place.

The fifth place is occupied by another industrial center of Poland the city of Belchatow. On the territory of the urban district are registered several mining companies, which provide for 3.381 PLN (816 Euros) income per person.

Date: 06/04/2012

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