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Capital vs. Countryside: There are places where the difference between regions is almost five times greater.

Capital vs. Countryside: There are places where the difference between regions is almost five times greater.

Developing economic performance in Budapest and individual counties Analyze it In the period between 2000-2022, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics.

The data indicate that the trend of capital centralization in the country's economy increased somewhat in the first decade after the turn of the millennium, and then decreased somewhat in the following ten-year period.

Overall, Budapest's economic weight has increased by 2.5 percentage points since the turn of the millennium.

After the capital pest control The economic performance was the most important, as its share rose most dynamically, by 3.2 percentage points.

Apart from the capital and Pest County, there are only KOmarom Esztergom and Paks Kiskun counties It has managed to increase its economic weight, but there has been no fundamental reorganization of the provincial order since the turn of the millennium.

In 2022, after Budapest and Pest, Győr-Moson-Sopron County had the largest economic weight (5.1 percent), with the lowest (0.9 percent) represented by Nógrád County. The country's economic center of gravity remained central Hungary, together with the capital and the growing Pest County.

And if we look at GDP per capita: in 2022, Budapest was also in the lead, with GDP per capita being about 2.1 times the national average of HUF 6.8 million.

The capital is followed in this ranking by the counties of Vejer, Győr-Moson-Sopron, which exceed the national average by 2.8 and 2.6 percent. On the other hand, the other counties did not reach the average, and the least developed Nógrád county did not even reach half of that.

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In terms of GDP, the gap between the most developed and least developed country in 2022 was 4.6 times.

Overall, the experts concluded that since our accession to the EU, the economic performance of almost all Hungarian counties, as well as Budapest, has approached the EU average, but the rate of convergence showed significant differences between individual regions.

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