European countries can be compared in several ways from a investor's point of view: macroeconomical situation, credit ratings, banking sectors, deposit rates and witholding taxes.
Before investing into a particular country, it's important to assess the economical situation in the country. That's is why this page provides the main macroeconomic indicators of European countries: nominal GDP, nominal GDP per capita, inflation rate, unemployment rate, government bond yield.
Credit ratings indicate the risk level of investing into the countries. Because the credit ratings are closely connected with the government bonds, the yields of the bonds are provided together with the credit ratings.
Banking sectors across the countries are compared using the following parameters:
Nominal deposit interest rates in different European countries are shown at this page.
To roughly estimate the reliability of deposits in a particular country, the following
two parameters are provided: the maximum amount covered by a deposit guarantee system
in the country, and Moody's country ceilings for deposits.
Withholding taxes are imposed at source of income and are often applied to dividends,
interest, royalties, rent and similar payments. In particular, withholding taxes decrease income gained
from interest of deposit accounts. This page summarizes withholding tax rates on dividends and
interest for residents and non-residents in European countries.