Midlands Counties Below National Average Of Disposable Income

Laois was the second lowest nationally.

Laois and Offaly were significantly below the national average in disposable income in 2021.

New figures from the CSO show Laois had the second lowest level of discretionary income, with an average of €19,000.

Offaly was slightly higher, with nearly €21,000 to spare, while Westmeath was just one percent below the national average, with disposable income of €24,000.

Dublin had the highest level of discretionary income, while Donegal ranked the lowest.

John Daly, economist with the Northern & Western regional assembly, says there are major disparities when it comes to wealth across the country:

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