Romanians plan to allot a higher budget for the winter holidays this year compared to 2015, reveals a survey conducted by MEDNET Marketing Research Center during November 23-28 and quoted by Agerpres. More precisely, our co-nationals intend to spend RON 1,660 on the average for the winter holidays, up from RON 1,590 spent last year.
“The total budget allotted for Christmas and New Year’s Eve this year is assesse to RON 1,660.87. Therefore, almost three quarters of the city dwellers will spend from RON 1,000 to RON 3,000 for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, while 17.9% of them will dispose of a sum lower than RON 1,000,” says the study.
A significant part of the budget for winter holidays will be used to buy foodstuff (meat, cakes, drinks) and clothes, footwear, cosmetics, ornaments. The city dwellers will spend almost RON 650 for food and drinks and around RON 430 for clothes and others.
According to the “Winter holiday shopping” study, around RON 565 is allotted to the gifts bought for the close ones for Christmas. The respondents who plan to travel on this time of the year will spend around RON 784 for the trips and average RON 288 for going–outs.
The study also shows that the percentage of those who intend to off gifts stays at around 90% this year as well.
When it comes to the New Year’s Eve, 80.9% of the respondents intend to stay in Romania, while only 2% will go abroad. 4 percent of the city dwellers are to work on the New Year’s Eve.
Among those who will stay in Romania on New Year’s Eve, 78.3% will spend it at home or with their family/friends. 11.4% will go to a restaurant or club, while 8% in a mountain or spa resort.
The survey says that only 2.3% of the respondents voiced their intention to go out in the University Square downtown Bucharest to celebrate the New Year’s Eve.