Polish families to spend less this Christmas

Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

The average Polish family is planning to cut their Christmas spending by 3.3 percent this year, a poll has found.

According to an IBRiS survey for the Rzeczpospolita newspaper, published on Friday, an average Polish family will spend PLN 1,235 (EUR 264) on Christmas this year.

"It is less than a year before but, as the research authors note, despite Christmas being overshadowed by inflation, the spending will decrease only slightly compared to the previous year," the newspaper wrote.

Poland's inflation hit 17.4 percent year on year in November, a level last seen at the end of the 1990s.

In 2021, when inflation was still in the single-digit area, Poles spent 10 percent more on Christmas compared to the previous year, the newspaper observed.

Out of the total amount earmarked for this year, families will spend PLN 750 (EUR 160) on gifts.

IBRiS ran the survey on a sample of 1,100 Poles between December 3 and 4, 2022.