Have you ever wondered which are the Italian cities where they reside citizens with the highest income? We too have asked ourselves this question and, analyzing some statistical data on the net, we have drawn up a ranking of the richest cities in Italy. Italy has always been divided when it comes to wealth.
As for earnings, the province of Milan has always been in first place, followed by Monza Brianza, Bologna, Lecco, Parma and Bolzano. As for the South, the most substantial tax returns are presented in Naples, which, however, ranks 48th in the national ranking (it was 42nd in 2010).
To compile this ranking we relied on average per capita income declared by citizens residing in over eight thousand Italian municipalities.
Let's find out together which are then the richest municipalities according to the latest available data.
15 - Pieve Ligure (GE), Average Income: € 36.100
The ranking is opened by a Ligurian municipality which, from the analysis of the Regional Handicraft Observatory, is also the "richest" town in the province of Genoa, but not only. Pieve Ligure remains in the first position also with respect to the entire Liguria region. The average income tax recorded is € 36.100.
14 - Baldissero Torinese (TO), Average Income: € 36.233
This is the first Piedmontese municipality and of the province present in this ranking, others appear a little further on. The incomes declared in the province are higher than in the regional capital. In fact, in Turin, the average per capita income is € 23.000.
13 - Arese (MI), Average Income: € 36.918
Arese is one of the 25 Milanese municipalities in the ranking of the 100 richest in Italy. Only 13 kilometers away from the Lombard capital, it is a thriving town that has its own territory the largest shopping center in Europe, recently inaugurated.
12 - Luvinate (VA), Average Income: € 36.935
The ranking shows how, for the province of Varese, the "paperoni" reside on Lake Varese and around the capital, those who declare the least are the citizens of the far north of the province.
11 - Milan, Average Income € 37.309
Milan is the first and only regional capital which appears in the top 15 richest municipalities in Italy. The most industrious city in the country, which has always been synonymous with work and turnover, does not seem to have suffered the effects of the crisis in recent years.
10 - Pecetto Torinese (TO), Average Income: € 37.453
Another municipality in the province of Turin opens the top ten positions in the ranking. Well 29 Piedmontese municipalities, more precisely in the province of Turin, appear in the top 50 positions, eight are in the province of Novara, another six are in that of Biella, three in the province of Cuneo, two in that of Verbano Cusio Ossola and one only for Vercelli and Alessandria . No municipality of Asti is included in the ranking.
9 - Vedano al Lambro (MB), Average Income: € 37.540
È the only town in the province of Monza Brianza to appear in the top 15, even though Lesmo is in 24th place, and Monza in 29th.
8 - Campione d'Italia (CO), Average Income: € 37.687
Champion of Italy is located on Swiss territory but it is a small Italian town. Located just 7 km from Lugano, it has just over 3000 inhabitants. It is known for the presence of the famous Casino but also for some significant tax breaks, many consider it in fact a tax haven. The inhabitants of this municipality in the province of Como can exploit the positive effects of the Swiss customs regime and of the currency. Even if the residents of Campione have to pay Italian taxes (among the highest in Europe!) They can count on some concessions such as the reduction of IRPEF, regulated by a special provision in the Italian law.
7 - Segrate (MI), Average Income: € 38.055
This town in the Milanese province is reconfirmed in the top ten, most of its taxpaying citizens (about 12 thousand people, out of a total of 20.619) is between 10 thousand and 33.500 euros of income. There are not a few citizens who can be considered more than wealthy, in fact, 1.178 earn more than 100 thousand euros.
6 - Lajatico (PI), Average Income: € 38.132
Lajatico, in the province of Pisa, appears the richest town in Tuscany. The cause? Perhaps it is the income of its most famous citizen, the tenor Andrea Bocelli, that raises the average.
5 - Torre d'Isola (PV), Average Income: € 38.487
The average income of this village, which has just over 2.300 citizens, is one of the highest in the province of Pavia. The curious thing is that, on average, each inhabitant of Torre d'Isola declares € 38.000 per person, almost the same as the average per capita income of the United Arab Emirates!
4 - Pino Torinese (TO), Average Income: € 41.041
Nobody would say that in Pino Torinese, in the Piedmont province, the presence of villas with swimming pools and luxury cars can be so high. Instead, in this town that has 8.500 inhabitants, well 351 declared an income exceeding € 100.000.
3 - Cusago (MI), Average Income: € 43.213
Cusago is a small town in the Milanese province, more precisely in the western area in the hinterland of the Lombard capital. It has almost 4.000 inhabitants and together with the other municipalities of the province it contributes to making Lombardy the richest region in Italy, with an average of almost 23 thousand euros.
2 - Badia Pavese (PV), Average Income: € 44.400
Badia Pavese is the second richest municipality in Italy and the first in the province of Pavia. It is located between Chignolo Po and Pieve Porto Morone and has 421 inhabitants.
1 - Basiglio (MI), Average Income: € 52.279
Even if it is little more than a fraction, on the outskirts of Milan, Basiglio is confirmed in first place in terms of average per capita income. How can the primacy of this municipality be explained? The real estate project called Milano 3, developed between the seventies and eighties by Silvio Berlusconi's Edilnord company, gave the town the opportunity to populate itself with wealthy families.