The differences in income between the regions in Germany are, according to one study. In the nationwide most prosperous district of Starnberg near Munich, the average Per capita income of the households was announced last 34.987 Euro more than twice as high in Gelsenkirchen as the economic and Social research Institute (WSI) of the trade Union of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation. In the North Rhine-Westphalian city of the people earned an average of 16.203 Euro in the year, as little as in any other Region.

In their analysis, the researchers based researchers on the latest data of the Statistical Offices of the Länder and the Federal government. They relate to the year 2016. Particularly low incomes in Parts of the Ruhr area, the Saarland, and lower Saxony were thus. Also East Germany is 30 years after the turn still well behind the rest of the Federal territory, as the study shows. Only six of the 77 East German circles and circle-free cities, the income exceeded per capita the mark of 20,000 euros, while in the West, 284 of 324 counties and cities were.

About the highest Per-capita income of the households in the district of Starnberg, near Munich, in the city of Heilbronn and in the hochtaunus near Frankfurt, each with substantially more than 30,000 euros had thus. In Gelsenkirchen, Duisburg, and Halle on the Saale, the Per capita income was less than 18,000 Euro.

The richest city of the study, according to a Munich with a Per capita income of 29.685 Euro. With a clear distance of Stuttgart (25.012 euros), Düsseldorf (24.882 Euro) and Hamburg (24.421 Euro). Significantly worse Berlin cut off (19.719 Euro), but above all, Leipzig (17.770 Euro) and Duisburg (16.881 Euro).

the Total income in the 15 largest cities were, according to the researchers, as before, slightly above the national average. The growth was in the years between 2000 and 2016, however, significantly weaker than in the Federal Republic as a whole. In Essen and Nuremberg, the available Per capita decreased income even. Overall, a negative income development in 33 of the 401 surveyed counties and cities can be observed.