People and their Standard of Living

In February 2004, approximately 29% of respondents considered the standard of living of their household as being good. 48% described it as neither good nor bad, and 22% characterised it as bad. 5% of inhabitants consider their household to be rich, 28% consider it to be relatively poor or even very poor and two thirds consider it neither rich nor poor. Difficulties when managing the current income of their family were stated by 59% of respondents, 37% of respondents stated that they coped with the household budget more or less easily.

In connection with the accession to the EU people more often expect that their standard of living will decrease (44%) or in a better case they expect no changes (38%) rather than its increase (9%).