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Are there any poor European cities?

  • Yes, there are plenty

    Votes: 41 82.0%
  • There're aren't any

    Votes: 9 18.0%
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Why create a poll? You're not asking our opinion. You're asking whether or not Europe has "poor" cities. The answer is most definitely yes. Many Eastern European cities are still economically depressed.
 

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Tirana, Tiraspol, Chisinau, Durres, Pristina, Grozny - these are all poor "European" cities.

Do you mean "western Europe?" Then southern Italy is probably your best bet; Sicily, Lampedusa, etc.
 

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Sure there are a lot of poor regions and I know several people from development or transition countries outside Europe that are surprised to see condintions like that here - it's not only about cities, it's also areas, neighbourhoods and whole countries - even we in Switzerland, a very rich country in avarage have big regional and social differences and our Gini coefficient (distribution of wealth) is worse than some EE countries. Don't generalize Europe as one big money bag! :lol:
 

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Poverty is relative, but there are certainly cities and regions at the bottom of the pile, a long way behind the wealthier western european cities.
 

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Poor cities/areas had "objective 2" status in the EU, i.e. qualified for greater subsidies from the European Union. Perhaps there is a list with such areas listed?
 

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DonQui said:
I would think the East.

Moscow, Warsaw, Belgrade come to mind. Also Istanbul.
Although there is poverty in cities like Moscow and Istanbul there's also shit loads of money. Moscow rivals London and New York as the city with the most billionaires. Both cities are stuffed with glamourous clubs, bars, restauants etc. Their GDP per capita is actually pretty high these days. Warsaw is also pretty prosperous these days and has even less poverty than Moscow or Istanbul. As with many ex-communist countries there are many still living in crumbling communist housing blocks but even they are well educated and have good opportunities to improve their lot. There's nothing "Third World" about their situation. Belgrade is the only one that your list that is poor on the world stage.
 

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Your asking our opinion about facts? And by the way if there's a poll, there is such a huge gap between 'Yes there are plenty' and 'No there aren't' , do than something like 'A few' in between.
 

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DonQui said:
I would think the East.

Moscow, Warsaw, Belgrade come to mind. Also Istanbul.

Moscow and Istanbul ???????? :lol::lol:
U have fever or something??
Are you OK?
Where are you from ??
We all turks know that you are against Turkey
But you cant say moscow and Istanbul are poor cities
Both are in Top 5 richest cities in Europe!!,fool
 

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Although there is poverty in cities like Moscow and Istanbul there's also shit loads of money. Moscow rivals London and New York as the city with the most billionaires. Both cities are stuffed with glamourous clubs, bars, restauants etc. Their GDP per capita is actually pretty high these days. Warsaw is also pretty prosperous these days and has even less poverty than Moscow or Istanbul. As with many ex-communist countries there are many still living in crumbling communist housing blocks but even they are well educated and have good opportunities to improve their lot. There's nothing "Third World" about their situation. Belgrade is the only one that your list that is poor on the world stage.
Well, I would care more about how the general populace lives versus the few rich in a city.

That paints a more accurate picture of wealth IMO. How can you be a "wealthy" city if the majority of the citizenry lives in poverty?
 

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Kuesel said:
Sure there are a lot of poor regions and I know several people from development or transition countries outside Europe that are surprised to see condintions like that here - it's not only about cities, it's also areas, neighbourhoods and whole countries - even we in Switzerland, a very rich country in avarage have big regional and social differences and our Gini coefficient (distribution of wealth) is worse than some EE countries. Don't generalize Europe as one big money bag! :lol:
Not common in France, Switzerland or Northern Italy, but Southern Italy or rural Greece, Spain and Portugal does have plenty of poor neighbourhoods.

Other parts of Western and Southern Europe is generally wealthy, but poor neighbourhoods does exist in every country.
 
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