“Golden BMW” Sighted In Moldova, Europe’s Supposedly Poorest Country (Photo)

Photo: 24h.md

Local media and bloggers in the Republic of Moldova have been reporting of an unusually looking BMW X5 parked in several locations throughout the country’s capital city, Chişinău. The car appears to be gold plated and it was one of the media’s “juiciest” scoops on Tuesday, April the 19th. The owner of the BMW has, so far, been unnamed. Tabloid newspapers and websites both in Moldova and in neighbouring Romania have displayed the incredible photographs that have prompted numerous comments of disbelief.

Moldova, with a population of around 3 million people, is thought to be Europe’s poorest countries, with an average income of 234 US dollars in 2009 and a minimum wage just below 100. However, prices for certain commodities in Chişinău sometimes equal or exceed those found in EU countries like Romania and even those in Romania’s capital, Bucharest. Among these count property, clothing, electronics, communication services and cars.

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