Cornwall is the UK's poorest region - and is now less wealthy than Poland, Lithuania and Hungary.
Statistics produced by Eurostat - the EU's equivalent of the office of national statistics - show average wages in the Duchy now stand at £14,300 a year.
The relative wealth of the area is then driven further down by the cost of living - meaning people here have less spending power than most of the rest of Europe.
Cornwall is ranked equally with the Welsh valleys as the poorest part of the UK, and is in the top ten most deprived areas in western Europe.
Average wages in Britain stand at £23,300 - just above the EU average of £20,750.
However, inner London is the richest part of the whole EU, with average wages standing at more than £71,000.
*What do you think? Is Cornwall neglected by Westminster in favour of the south east?
Or are the lower earnings the price you pay for choosing to live in the Duchy despite its remoteness from the rest of the country?
Let us know what you think using the comment form below: