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Re: Average wage in your part of France

I managed to find our commune by going via the route Richard51 suggested having found the same error message trying it via postcode. Bizarrely the postcode was there once I'd found our commune ???!!!??

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Re: Average wage in your part of France

Revenues per foyer dont really mean much to me, one foyer, a family with Papa working, Mama bringing up two young children is going to be much lower than when they are in their early 20's and all 4 may be working.

I trust Will's site and already had it bookmarked, it shows the revenue of my nearest town as being just over €1000 per month yet according to salaire moyen the lowest in the departement is over €1800 per month, maybe the difference is allocations familiales I dont know but is it too much to ask for a site called salaires moyen to actually list salaries?

I know its too much to ask for the site to work or even to be accurate but why on earth did they chose that name?


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Re: Average wage in your part of France

I should just point out again that the site I linked uses 2004 figures for average household income, and some of the other data come from 1999. I understand this to be the latest comprehensive official (i.e. INSEE) data that are freely available, so it would be interesting to know the source of the figures on the 'other' site. I know all about the affects of inflation, but for salaries to double or treble in six years or fewer is asking a bit much.

Edit - following Judie's example, I followed the departmental part of the site through and found our commune. It would appear the figures are from 2008. Rather shockingly, the average monthly income for 'active' households is given as a mere 650€. The retired do rather better at 1350€ - over twice the 'active' figure. How can this be?

Another observation. The least wealthy towns in the main part of the departmental site seem to be those which are popular with the English. I suppose that gives lie to the myth about prosperous Brits with Swiss bank accounts buying up all the houses and forcing the French out. Or maybe that's what has happened, and the British don't declare their income?
Wink [;-)]


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Re: Average wage in your part of France

Site works perfectly with Internet Explorer Beta 9.

W not sure what you mean by other site but Ns site uses .... Les données publiées sont issues de statistiques retravaillées de l'INSEE (2008) et du Ministère des Finances (2007).


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This is a very British thread though isn't it, all concerned over money.  These people still eat and drink and are alive so what's the worry.  Maybe I am a bit out of line here but to me it's like the ads on TV asking you to sponsor poor little African girl who doesn't have access to an education that is going to allow her to live her life in a office block instead of out in the fields.  I bet they are a dam site happier than people living just out of the povery line here in the uk, wrapped up warm in their council flat with their 52" flat screen TV. Wink [;-)]

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Re: Average wage in your part of France

 I'm not sure whether one really knows whether people are "happy" to live on low wages in the middle of nowhere.  Only they can say if they wouldn't rather have a big telly to cheer them up on cold winter evenings and a well paid job to go to. 


"I couldn't sleep very well last night. Some noisy b*ggers going around in automobiles kept me awake." Ken Miles
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Re: Average wage in your part of France

I agree Cooperlola. I think it's only relatively affluent people who talk about the 'nobility of poverty'

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Re: Average wage in your part of France

Always surprises me how in a "poor" region like ours, so many people manage to pile up supermarket trolleys with lots of seemingly expensive goods.
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