Currently, the average salary of a Belgian is about 1 150 € after paying taxes.
Knowing that a beef steak cost about € 5 generaly, a 6-pack beverage costs 9 € (for ICE TEA), there was recently an increase in poverty in Belgium.
Historically, Belgium has been a global economic power until the arrival of the socialists governance for Wallonia (after WW2).
From that point, Wallonia become more poor years after years, and Flanders became more rich
Unemployment in Wallonia reached between 14 and 18% (2010 - with 4 000 000 of population)
in Flanders it reached 5.81%. (2010 - with 6 000 000 of population)