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Money households spend more on telecommunications

15:15  03 december  2020
15:15  03 december  2020 Source:   dw.com

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Households in Bulgaria spend the highest share, Luxembourg spends the least. In 2018, the share of communication-related household expenditure was highest in Bulgaria (4.8%), Greece (4.4%, 2017 data), Romania (4.1%) and Croatia (4.0%). In contrast, Luxembourg (1.3%), the United Kingdom (1.6

Households in Cyprus spent €373.4 m, equivalent 1.3% of GDP or 2.5% of their total consumption expenditure on communications in 2018, according to figures published by Eurostat on Tuesday. This is the 16th lowest share in the EU 28 and marginally above the 2.3% averaged in the bloc.

Private households' expenditure on postal and telecommunications services has increased in recent years.

Die Ausgaben der privaten Haushalte für Post- und Telekommunikationsdienstleistungen sind in den vergangenen Jahren gewachsen. © Sebastian Gollnow / dpa Private households' expenditure on postal and telecommunications services has grown in recent years.

2019 the item reached an average of 65 euros per household per month, as a survey by the Federal Statistical Office published on Thursday shows. Five years earlier it was 61 euros.

For the largest item, the combined Internet and telephone flat rates, the expense fell by 3 to 24 euros. Citizens spent an average of EUR 20 on mobile phone charges, which is EUR 2 more than in 2014. Citizens also paid more for devices and separate landline and telephone charges. The expenditure for postal services remained constant at 4 euros per month.

The overall increased effort is not due to higher prices. According to the Federal Statistical Office, the prices for this group fell by 5.4 percent in the observed period. In contrast, general consumer prices rose by 5.8 percent in the range.

Three questions on the Christmas bonus to 2.5 million .
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