Albanians spend 44% of their income on food, 4 time more than Europe average

 
Albanians spend 44% on their income on food, 4 time more than Europe average
On average about 44% of spending goes to non-alcoholic foods and beverages, the figure is almost 4 times higher than the European average.


Referring to the Albanian Institute of Statistics, Vlora is ranked first for the high share of food expenditures, followed by Elbasan, Durres, Shkodra, while Tirana holds 10th place.

After providing food, electricity, water, rents, clothing, and furniture the families are left with less money than their neighbors for the purposes of travel, entertainment, going on vacation, etc.

According to official statistics of the relevant statistical institutions, in Kosovo 36.8% of total income and in Macedonia 34.8% are dedicated to food.

Meanwhile, according to data from the relevant institutions, other mandatory expenditures are also lower.

European households spend an average of 12.2% of their budget on food, according to Eurostat.

For the entire Balkans, Albanian-speaking countries hold the highest figures for this category.

Referring to Albania, and comparing with Skopje and Pristina the prices for a 'basket food' are much higher, the same are the monthly charges for elëectricity or water.

When it comes to health and spending, what prevents is undoubtedly the well-being of organism and good health.

In our country especially in recent years there seems to be increased attention in this regard.

A concern that affects most of the population.

This happens for many reasons, due to the increased care for the organism, but also due to the emergence of diseases that endanger the lives of Albanians.

In 2015, according to the WHO, 30 percent of the globe's population was obese and overweight.

Meanwhile, medical examinations of 122,000 people in our country conducted between January and March 2019 showed that 33% of them were obese and 42% were overweight.

These and other factors affect not only the quality of daily life but also health spending.
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