Where do the richest and poorest Greeks live?

The Athens suburb of Palaio Psychico is home to the richest people in Greece, according to data processed and published by the Finance Ministry?s General Secretariat of Information Systems this week, with 15 tax declarations sent in from the area for the year 2010 listing an annual household income of 544,601 euros.

The data concern average household incomes as declared in 2011 statements, with the geographical definition based on the postal code on the tax declarations.

After Palaio Psychico, the richest area identified is the northern Athens suburb of Ekali, where 2,883 taxpayers declared annual incomes of 122,879. A distant third is Kolonaki, in the center of the capital, where 1,454 taxpayers declared incomes averaging at 77,419 euros.

Filothei in northeastern Athens had 3,923 taxpayers averaging at 74,798 euros, while nearby Neo Psychico had just 16 taxpayers declaring 72,406 euros on average. In the northern suburb of Kifissia 6,201 taxpaying households declared an average income of 66,521 euros.

In central Athens, 1,245 taxpayers domiciled on Voukourestiou and Vassilissis Sofias streets had an average income of 59,932 euros in 2010, while the 2,039 taxpayers living on Kolonaki?s Sina and Skoufa streets had an average family income of 49,657 euros, and 1,834 taxpayers based in Kolonaki?s Kanari and Patriarchou Ioakim streets and Dexamenis Square stated incomes averaging 48,426 euros.

At the other end of the income spectrum, the inhabitants of the Organi area of Rhodope, northeastern Greece, had the smallest revenues in 2010: From that area, 773 taxpayers declared an average family income of just 8,620 euros.

In the villages of Akrites and Dipotamia in the regional segment of Kastoria in western Macedonia, 130 taxpayers had just under 10,000 euros as an annual income (9,995 euros) declared in their 2011 tax statements, while in the village of Krokees in the prefecture of Lakonia in the Peloponnese 1,546 taxpayers declared an income of 11,028 euros.

Raptopoulo village, in the prefecture of Evrytania in central Greece, had 823 taxpayers whose income averaged 11,475 euros. Finally, there were 1,868 taxpayers in the Irinoupoli region of Imathia, in central Macedonia with an average family income of 11,860 euros.

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