When comparing the difference between purchasing power, and prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages in stores and markets (not in restaurants), Croatia has no serious competition at the top of the list, with an infamous disproportion between the price of food and personal income.
According to the data, the average Croatian citizen’s purchasing power is 61% of that of the average citizen in the EU. At the same time, the average price of food and non-alcoholic drinks in Croatia is 93% of the average in the EU. Translated, if the average EU citizen with 100 euros can purchase 100 items at the supermarket, a Croatian citizen will only have 61 euros in his pocket to purchase the same. Croatia stands alone at the top of the list, followed by Denmark, where food prices are 40% higher than the average of the EU, and Estonia.
So which nations get the biggest bang for their buck at the supermarket? That is the Germans and those living and working in Luxembourg. The average German has 25% more purchasing power than the average EU citizen, whilst in Luxembourg the purchasing power is even high, where citizens have 38% more purchasing power than the average EU citizen.