The CSO has released figures showing which counties have the most amount of disposable income per person.
Waterford comes out on top in the region, but the South East fares poorly compared to other parts of Ireland.
In 2013 the average person in the South East had 17,554 euro of annual disposable income - that works out at nearly 1,200 euro less than the national average.
Only the midlands has less amounts of money after paying their bills, at 17,052 euro.
Unsurprisingly it's Dublin residents who have the most amount of money to play around with, at 20,885.
People living in Waterford had the most of the five South East counties at 18,149, compared to 17,166 in Wexford which is the least in the region.
The data takes into account income from employment, rent, taxes, net interest and dividends and social transfers.