A survey by the European statistical agency Eurostat revealed that when compared to the European Union average, the buying power in Portugal was 81% or 20% less than the member states. The survey also revealed that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita, expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS), varied from 43% to 283% among the 27 European Union (EU27) member states. Spain, Italy and Cyprus had a GDP per capita around 43%, the EU27 average, while in France it was around 5% above the a More