Friday, February 19, 2010
This comes from an article on Euronews here in Turkish and other languages. The spoken news from the video and the written article are quite different so Turkish students may want to skip this one unless you want a challenge.
Be sure to note that 6400 euros a year is the lowest for the EU, which is a pretty high standard. 6400 euros a year is the average GDP for Turkey, and slightly more than Mexico and Brazil. Input the number into the Global Rich List and it ends up at the top 13.73% in the world. London's average puts it in the top 0.9%, but then again the city is fiendishly expensive to live in too.
The cities with the highest incomes after London were Luxembourg, Brussels and Hamburg, and Prague was the only city in the east to make the top 20.