37% of Bulgarians Cannot Afford to Heat Their Homes
In 2017, the largest share of people who say they could not afford to heat their home was recorded in Bulgaria – 37 percent, according to a Eurostat survey, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio.
On average, 8 percent of the EU population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently. In Lithuania this percentage is 29, in Greece – 26, in Cyprus – 23 and in Portugal – 20. The lowest shares (close to 2 percent) were recorded in Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Austria. By way of comparison – in 2006 almost 70 percent of Bulgarians said they were unable to heat their homes.
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