Survey: Slovaks intended to spend €166 each on Christmas gifts

In a survey carried out by the TNS SK agency before Christmas, Slovaks said they planned to buy Christmas gifts for their relatives and loved ones amounting to €166.20 on average. The survey results indicated that Slovaks planned to spend roughly the same sum of money as at Christmas 2008.

In a survey carried out by the TNS SK agency before Christmas, Slovaks said they planned to buy Christmas gifts for their relatives and loved ones amounting to €166.20 on average. The survey results indicated that Slovaks planned to spend roughly the same sum of money as at Christmas 2008.

According to the survey, people with a university education intended to spend most – €240.65 on average. Slovak households planned to spend approximately €138.58 on food, €20.59 on non-alcoholic beverages, and €22.06 on alcohol - roughly the same amount of money as last year.

The survey attempted to ascertain whether the economic crisis would have any impact on pre-Christmas shopping. Nearly half of those questioned (47.2 percent) said before the holidays that the crisis would have an impact on their pre-Christmas shopping. However, the same number of respondents (47.5 percent) said that the crisis would have no effect, while 5.4 percent weren't able to decide.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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