Bank cost to income ratio reached 69.2 % in 2016 in Germany, according to the National Central Bank. This is 1.65 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, bank cost to income ratio in Germany reached an all time high of 73.4 % in 2008 and an all time low of 57.7 % in 1983. When compared to Germany's main peers, bank cost to income ratio in Austria amounted to 71.4 %, 65.8 % in Belgium and 58.3 % in Poland in 2016.
Germany has been ranked 13th within the group of 114 countries we follow in terms of bank cost to income ratio, 2 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.