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Belgians struggle to make ends meet, new study finds

09:13 12/03/2019

Many Belgians are struggling with money on a daily basis, a new study by Test-Achats has found.

Some 68% of Belgians responded to the survey by saying that it is difficult, very difficult or impossible for them to save any money. Among Walloons, 78% responded that they struggle to save. 

60% of Belgians say they cannot afford some of their most important day-to-day expenses, and only 40% say they are financially comfortable. Often, expenses such as childcare, higher education and vehicles are where people have the most difficulty . 

Some of the first things to go when Belgians make cuts in their budgets are day trips and weekend outings, followed then by trips to the movies, concerts or museums. 

Written by Sophia Moll

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paradox

Museums should be free....what they charge is just wrong

Mar 13, 2019 07:37