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Can you afford to heat your home? National and EU data from EUROSTAT

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In 2017, 8 % of the European Union (EU) population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently. This share peaked in 2012 (11 %), and has fallen continuously in subsequent years.

 

The situation in the EU Member States varies. The largest share of people who said that they could not afford to keep their home adequately warm was recorded in Bulgaria (37 %), followed by Lithuania (29 %), Greece (26 %), Cyprus (23 %) and Portugal (20 %).

 

In contrast, the lowest shares (close to 2 %) were recorded in Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Austria.

 

Data are available on EUROSTAT website.