This year Poles intend to spend PLN 882 on average on gifts, food, and meetings with their close ones on Christmas, which is 2 percent more than last year, according to a study by consulting firm Deloitte. It was added that we would like to spend more on gifts than on food. Last year, Poles declared that they will spend PLN 1,21 on average, but actually spent way less.
This year, Poles declare that they will spend more on gifts than on food. Buying presents will take up 51 percent of the Christmas budget (PLN 451), while food will take up 39 percent (PLN 342). The remaining PLN 89 will be spent on social gatherings.
The average for all surveyed countries was €368. “Poles will spend the least. In addition to us, the Dutch are also looking to spend less than €240 on the other spectrum are Spaniards and Britons declaring they will spend €526 and €550 respectively. However, we need to take into account the level of GDP of a given country, average income, purchasing power, and also Christmas traditions,” said Magdalena Jończak from Deloitte.