Half of the households in Greece are struggling to meet their
energy needs in recent months, according to the results of a survey
released on Saturday, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
The survey carried out by Kapa Research in May for Nicos
Poulantzas Institute, an Athens-based think tank, 62 percent of the
households are unable to adequately heat their homes in the winter
and 51 percent unable to properly cool their homes in the
Thirty-six percent of the respondents said they have cut back on
expenses on food and clothing to be able to pay energy bills, while
three out of ten households fall behind on the payments of their
Amidst the international energy crisis, Greek citizens are faced
with enormous increases in energy costs lately.
According to latest data released by the Hellenic Statistical
Authority (ELSTAT) for May this year, natural gas prices increased
by 172.7 percent compared to 2021, electricity prices by 80.2
percent and heating oil by 65.1 percent.
Record high inflation is meanwhile decreasing Greeks available
income. Greece's annual inflation rate jumped to 11.3 percent in
May 2022, reaching a 29-year record for the country, ELSTAT said a
few days ago.
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