GDP per capita in Greece was 20,830 euros a year in 2009, 1.2 percent lower than in 2008, according to provisional data from regional accounts released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority ELSTAT on Thursday.

According to these, the three regions with the highest per capital GDP in Greece were the Southern Aegean (25,290 euro a year), Attica (24,884 euros a year), and central Greece (22,534 euros a year).

The poorest regions were Eastern Macedonia-Thrace (14,495 euros a year), Epirus (16,232 euros a year) and Western Greece (16, 247 euros a year).