The Baltic Course  

Have living conditions improved?
At least 30 years to reach the standard of living
Standard of living is measured by various indicators - average income per capita, GDP per capita, the share of population living on an income not exceeding a dollar a day, share of food expenditure, etc. All these indicators show that it will take at least three decades for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to reach the average living standard of the European Union, which the Baltic States are eager to join