General data

Area: 131.957 km2
Popuation: 10.724.599
Capital: Athens
Currency: Euro
Time zone: UTC+2
Calling code: +30
Biggest Cities: Athens, Thessaloniki, Lamia, Heraklion, Komotini, Ioannina


GDP per capita (eur, 2019): 17.857
GDP (billion EUR, 2019): 187,1
Inflation (%, 2019): 0,5
Unemployment (%, 2019): 17,3
Import (billion EUR, 2019): 55,3
Export (billion EUR, 2019): 32,4
Real growth rate of export (%): 4,9
Real growth rate of Import (%): 2,5
Foreign investments (billion EUR, 2019): 4,1

Creative ranking

overall ranking – 7. place
(by Creative Barometer 2020)

by Architecture – 10. place

by Interior design – 18. place

by Product design – 12. place

Greece occupies the 7th place in the overall ranking of the countries. With regard to the three subdisciplines, it ranks best in the eld of architecture (10th place). It ranks 12th in product design and fashion, and it comes 18th in the area of interior design. Greece ranks 6th in terms of its GDP per capita. As regards the mobility of creators, considering the country of origin and the host country, it occupies the 5th and 2nd place among the 19 countries. With regard to the number of people working as creative and performing artists, authors, journalists and linguists, it comes in the 6th place. Greece ranks 4th in the number of companies operating in the cultural sector.
Creative Barometer was developed by Zavod Big in cooperation with the Center for Creativity, at the Museum of Architecture and Design. This project is a part of a partnership network Platform Center for Creativity cofinanced by European Union from European Regional Development Fund and by Republic of Slovenia.