Even in the 28 years after the reunification of Germany, the people in the eastern part have considerably lower wages than the inhabitants of the west of the country. They also work longer. It comes from the German statistical office and individual federal offices.
People working in the countries of the former German Democratic Republic earn an average of € 30,172 per year on average, according to data reviewed by members of the Left opposition party. Their fellow citizens in the countries of the former West Germany have more than five thousand euros better – their average annual salary is 35.084 euros.
Significant differences remain despite the fact that people in the east of the country, including all of Berlin, work on average 1 346 hours per year, while the population of the western part of the Federal Republic has 1279 hours per year, or 67 hours less.
In Thuringia (1,371), Saxony-Anhalt (1,362) and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (1,353), most of their work last year. On the contrary, at least the inhabitants of Rhineland-Palatinate (1 255) or Saarland (1 259).
On average, the best people are in Hamburg (40,771 euros), Hessen (37,832 euros) and Baden-Württemberg (36,786 euros). The lowest wages include people living in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (27,520 euros), Saxony-Anhalt (28,607 euros) and Brandenburg (28,715 euros)