According to the European Union's statistics agency, Eurostat, Luxembourg spends the most on family benefits in the EU.

This can be seen in two separate measures.

Firstly, Luxembourg spends 3,141€ per inhabitant on family benefits, almost double the total of the next-highest country, Denmark.

This contrasts with Romania, which at 104€ per inhabitant spends the least on family benefits in the EU.

Luxembourg's total in this measure is far higher than others as, in Eurostat's words, 'a significant proportion of benefits are paid to persons living outside the country.'

The second graph shows that the Grand Duchy spends the most (15.3%) on family benefits as a proportion of all social spending.

This is far higher than the Netherlands, which spends only 4% of its social budget on family benefits.

© Eurostat