Does France have Eldorados? Departments where the inhabitants would always remain the richest in France? This is what seems to confirm an INSEE study published this Thursday evening. The statistical institute added up the income statements of individuals from each department and reported the amount obtained to the population of the community. In 2018, 17 departments posted a tax income per capita higher than the national average. And surprise, they are almost the same as 34 years ago, when INSEE took part in the same exercise.
Among them are the departments of the Île-de-France region, but Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-d’Oise, which were included in the classification in 1984, are no longer included. Territories centered on large agglomerations (Lyon, Toulouse, Nice, Bordeaux, Strasbourg) and located on the coast of southern France (Var, Alpes-Maritimes and Pyrénées-Atlantiques) remain safe values, as does the German border with the