The European Burger Index

Published 2017.01.15 | Last update 2017.04.13

I am proud to present The Big European Burger Index. The first attempt to compare common traffic fines across Europe.

Fines for 3 common traffic offenses are included. Mobile use without a handsfree, violation of a no passing sign, and red light crossing. In addition you will find the permitted drink-and-drive values listed.

This index was, of course, inspired by The Big Mac Index. Wikipedia will explain. Mean values for each country are adjusted for purchasing power parity, PPS.
Please note that speeding violations are not included in the results. The fine for +21 km/h is still unknown and difficult to find for many countries. Any info on this will be appreciated. Please comment below 🙂

The Big European Burger Index
Fines for mobile phone (no handsfree), no passing, and red light crossing
Hover for info, click for details
burger, hover for selection :
0 – 12%
13 – 25%
26 – 50%
51 -99%
100%
Alcohol in ‰. Fines in €. Index in % of highest mean value – in real euros and corrected for purchasing power (pps)
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mean fine index
country euro pps
Austria 0.5 50 70 70 63 49 11 8
Belgium 0.5 110 165 165 147 123 27 20
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.3 10 150 150 103 369 19 59
Bulgaria 0.3 25 25 50 33 71 6 11
Croatia 0.5 65 90 260 138 239 25 38
Czech Republic 0.0 60 200 100 120 138 22 22
Denmark 0.5 200 270 270 247 194 45 31
Estonia 0.2 200 400 800 467 622 84 100
Europe – mean 0.4 96 188 163 163 163 29 29
Finland(2 0.5 76 140 160 73 115 13 18
France 0.5 135 135 135 135 127 24 20
Germany 0.5 40 30 90 53 43 10 6
Greece 0.5 100 350 350 267 392 48 63
Hungary 0.0 100 325 325 250 368 45 59
Iceland 0.5 30 90 100 73 60 13 9
Ireland 0.5 80 80 80 80 45 14 7
Italy 0.5 160 85 170 138 144 25 23
Latvia 0.5 15 30 20 22 34 4 5
Lithuania 0.4 30 115 115 87 116 16 19
Luxembourg 0.5 75 145 145 122 46 22 7
Macedonia 0.5 45 45 300 130 361 23 58
Montenegro 0.5 60 60 70 63 151 11 24
Netherlands 0.5 230 230 230 230 180 42 29
Norway 0.2 184 739 739 554 346 100 56
Poland 0.2 50 60 75 62 89 11 14
Portugal 0.5 120 120 120 120 156 22 25
Rumania 0.0 65 100 65 77 135 14 22
Serbia 0.3 25 50 130 68 190 12 30
Slovakia 0.0 60 150 150 120 156 22 25
Slovenia 0.5 120 500 300 307 369 55 59
Spain(1 0.5 200 200 200 200 222 36 36
Sweden 0.2 170 280 314 255 205 46 33
Switzerland 0.5 85 245 234 188 116 34 19
United Kingdom(3 0.8 120 120 85 108 100 19 16
euro = mean value of mobile, nopass and redlight in absolute euros, pps = mean value adjusted for purchasing power
1) Reduced with 50% if you pay within 20 days (requires a Spanish identity card – NIF, NIE) or on the spot
2) Data are uncertain, please inform me

3) Scotland has 0.5‰
sources: bussenkatalog.ch © 2014 Verlag LawMedia AG and Eurostat
Traffic fines and Burger index per country
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The graphic Burger index.
Adjusted for purchasing power parity.
Mobile, nopass and redlight fines per country.

4 Comments

  1. automies suomalainen
    2017.07.27 @ 21:40

    In finland, if you speed more than 20km/h, the fines are based on your incomes. The listed value you have is pretty much the minimum of the scale for persons with low income. On the other end, there are cases where a person was given 36000€ fine for going 23km/h over the limit and on another occasion 50000+ euro fine for same person. (Google for reima kuisla)
    If your net income (after taxes) is 2500€ month, and you speed 21km/h when speed limit is more than 60, the fine is on average 560€. (Ref https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-6548126 – use google translate)

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  2. Adrien
    2017.05.31 @ 18:31

    Hi,
    Your values in Switzerland are outdated as there has been a major change in traffic law. I can help you get the new numbers if interested

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  3. Alex Kavell
    2017.05.16 @ 18:54

    Hej Terje,

    Just saw your site today, it’s great, I will contribute soon (probably) as I am kind of a forgetful driver who doesn’t slow down some times…

    I can confirm your data on Slovenia speeding tickets, it is correct as of 16 May 2017!

    Best regards from Vienna,
    Alex

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