Where do the richest Irish live?

Only four Irish counties can boast residents who receive income above the national average. Specialists of the Central Statistics Office of Ireland found that the Irish wealthy settled in the counties: Dublin, Limerick, Cork and Kildare, reports godublin.info.

Corresponding to data for 2016, the difference between Dublin - the richest county and other regions of the country, is obvious.

The information were published in terms of basic income, which includes basic income plus social benefits, net of taxes and social security contributions.

In Dublin the basic income per person is € 21,963 a year, just as on average in the country, it does not exceed € 19,178.

In Limerick, the income per person for the year is € 20,395, this region ranks second, in Kildare € 19,385, in Cork € 19,234.

The counties that have the largest deductions received from the primary income are owned by Meath, Wicklow, Kilkenny and Galway.

In Dublin, personal income is 110% of the national average, while in other countries it does not exceed 100%.

Residents of Donegal County have the lowest average income, it is € 15.061 per person per year, Roscommon € 16.281, Monaghan € 16.395 and Offaly € 16.460.

Statistics shows that residents of border regions have the lowest income - an average of € 16,601 per capita.

The difference between Dublin and the border regions is € 5,362, which is € 800 more than the previous year.

"Considering the long period of time - since 2006, the income gap between the regions and Dublin was the lowest in 2010, but since 2011 it has started to grow and continues to grow," the Central Statistical Bureau informs.

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