The price of consumer electronics in Slovakia slightly exceeds the EU average, Poštová Banka announced on Tuesday, July 3, citing recent figures from Eurostat, the EU statistics office. The prices of such goods stood at 102 percent of the EU average last year, according to Eurostat.
Overall, however, Slovakia was the sixth cheapest country within the EU, with the prices of Slovak goods and services standing at only 72 percent of the EU average. The prices of restaurant services also stood at 72 percent of the average level. "But Slovaks also pay less when buying food, non-alcoholic drinks, alcohol and tobacco [products]," said Poštová Banka, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
"Compared to Slovakia's neighbours, higher prices were seen on price tags in Austrian shops, where they reached 107 percent of the EU average," stated the press release. Prices in the Czech Republic were higher than those in Slovakia, but still only reached 77 percent of the EU average.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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4. Jul 2012 at 14:00