37% of Bulgarians Cannot Afford to Heat Their Homes

In 2017, the largest share of people who say they could not afford to heat their home was recorded in Bulgaria - 37 percent, according to a Eurostat survey, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio. 

On average, 8 percent of the EU population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently. In Lithuania this percentage is 29, in Greece - 26, in Cyprus - 23 and in Portugal - 20. The lowest shares (close to 2 percent) were recorded in Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Austria. By way of comparison - in 2006 almost 70 percent of Bulgarians said they were unable to heat their homes. 

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