This year's Christmas spending to go up 1 percent shows poll

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Poles plan to spend slightly more this year on Christmas than in 2021, a new survey has revealed.

According to the poll, commissioned by the Polish Bank Association (ZBP), an average Pole will spend PLN 1,427 (EUR 306) on Christmas, with food accounting for PLN 585 (EUR 124).

"This is only 1 percent more than last year," said Minds and Roses, the market research firm that carried out the research.

Spending on food will grow by 5 percent but this increase is the result of rising inflation that reached 17.4 percent in November

Spending on gifts will come to PLN 500 (EUR 106), up 3 percent year on year, and some PLN 342 (EUR 73) will be allocated to Christmas trips, nearly unchanged from last year.

But Poles are aware of rising prices. Last year, 64 percent had planned to reduce their Christmas spending while this year that percentage has grown to 73 percent, Minds and Roses wrote in its commentary.

The poll was carried out on a representative sample of 1,000 adult Poles on November 4-9.