Milan residents are the richest in Italy

Milan is wealthiest city in Italy, with residents earning an average yearly income of €36,252, followed by Rome with €30,543, according to figures from the Ministry of Economy.

Milan residents are the richest in Italy
Milan, Italy's business hub, is the richest city in the country. Photo: Terry Kearney/Flick

Basiglio, an area near Milan, is the richest community in the country, with residents bringing in an average €53,589 a year, Milan Today reported.

“The mix of agricultural landscape and urban comforts are the reasons for Basiglio’s success; it’s an area popular with business people," Eugene Patrone, Basiglio’s mayor, told the newspaper.

Pavia comes in third place, with an average income of €30,308, followed by Padua (€29,914), Treviso (€29,645), Siena (€29,019) and Bologna (€28,809).

In the south, those living in the city of Lecce earn an average €26,835, followed by Bari (€25,877), Naples (€25,875) and Palermo (€25,612).

Surprisingly, a town in northern Italy is the least wealthiest in the country: people living in Valsolda, in the Lombardy province of Como, are among the lowest earners in the country with an average salary of €11,988. 

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