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Can you afford a car?

25/11/2018

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In 2017, 7.0% of the EU population could not afford a car. More than 1 in 5 people could not afford a car in Romania (29.8%), Bulgaria (20.6%) and Hungary (20.1%). At the opposite end of the scale, the lowest percentage of people unable to afford a car were in Cyprus and Malta (both 1.7% of total population), followed by Luxembourg (2.2%), Italy and France (both 2.7%).

 

Share of people who cannot afford a car, 2017

 

In the EU, the share of people unable to afford a car decreased by 0.7 percentage points (pp)) in 2017 (7.0%) compared with 2016 (7.7%). Similarly, this decreasing trend was observed in all EU Member States with the exception of Austria (+0.4pp), Denmark (+0.3 pp), Luxembourg (+0.2pp), France (+0.1pp), and the Netherlands where it remained stable at 6.4%.

 

Share of people who cannot afford a car, 2017

The source dataset is accessible here

 

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