(…) The Spanish case is even worse, because in GDP we are 24% below Germany and yet in salaries per capita this difference increases to 54%. The issue is important, because although in the countries that are higher in the table we speak of an overestimation of their standard of living with respect to Germany, quite significant, in almost all the others it is much higher. For example in France, Japan and Poland it would be roughly two thirds of the official level given by GDP. In Spain it would be little more than half, as in Italy and Russia.

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