NEWS

Up to 30 percent of household budgets go to raising kids

Polish Express
Polish Express logo

Up to 30 percent of household budgets go to raising kids

Expenditures earmarked for child rearing account for 15 to 30 percent of Polish families’ household budgets, research finds.

It costs anything between PLN 176,000 and 190,000 (EUR 40,000-43,000) to raise a child in Poland, a report by the Adam Smith Center (CAS) in Warsaw shows. The overall expenses allocated to bringing up kids until they reach adulthood rise to the range of PLN 317,000-342,000 (72,000-79,000) in the case of two kids and PLN 422,000-427,000 (96,000-97,000) in the case of three.

“We continue to see a very high share of household budgets going to child rearing, with no signs of diminishing,” the head of the center, Andrzej Sadowski, said at a press conference on Wednesday. Such high costs are the result of a fiscal policy pursued by successive governments, experts at CAS say. They point to labour and indirect taxation, particularly VAT, as the main factors. The experts warn the high costs of raising kids along with the difficult situation on the labour market are some of the key reasons behind the low birthrate in Poland. “We are facing a demographic crisis.

There is no basis for Poland to be penalised: Polish Foreign Minister

This is no longer just a problem but a crisis,” Ireneusz Jabłoński, an analyst with CAS said. The birth rate in Poland, standing at 1.32, is one of the lowest in Europe. “If the current fertility rates remain as they are, our population will simply shrink by a third over the course of two generations,” he added. The Central Statistical Office (GUS) predicts that the number of Poles will drop from 38.4 million in 2014 to 36 million in 2035.

logo

Chcesz się z nami podzielić czymś, co dzieje się blisko Ciebie? Wyślij nam zdjęcie, film lub informację na: [email protected]

Chcesz na bieżąco czytać o wydarzeniach w UK? Pobierz aplikację Polish Express News na Androida i iOS.
Materiał chroniony prawem autorskim. Kopiowanie i publikowanie wyłącznie za zgodą wydawcy.


Podobne artykuły

Unemployment falls to 10.4 percent in June

Unemployment falls to 10.4 percent in June

The unemployment rate in June fell to 10.4 percent from 10.8 percent in May. Employers publicised 117,000 new job offers in June, Minister of Labour Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz said. The minister added that...

Thrilling drama from Poland comes to the Barbican

Thrilling drama from Poland comes to the Barbican

Thrilling drama from Poland comes to the Barbican We thought you might be interested to hear about the upcoming production by Poland’s TR Warszawa… T.E.O.R.E.M.A.T. TR Warszawa 14 - 17 Oct...

Tri-City: Three cities, one destination

Tri-City: Three cities, one destination

Wojciech Kreft of the Pomoranian Regional Tourist Organisation talks about why Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot offer visitors an abundance of things to see and do.

Warsaw’s Love Affair With Sushi

Warsaw’s Love Affair With Sushi

Sushi is popular in Poland’s urban centers. Seriously popular. An informal study of Warsaw magazines reveals that about 10% of all the city’s restaurants sell it – and even then you probably...

Women's Davos 2016 in Warsaw

Women's Davos 2016 in Warsaw

"Women's Davos," otherwise known as the Women's World Summit, will be held in Warsaw in 2016. The initiator and organiser of the summit, Irene Natividad, stressed the significant role of women in Polish...

President Duda announces referendum decision

President Duda announces referendum decision

Polish President Andrzej Duda has appealed to the Senate to allow a second referendum on three “major issues” to be held on the same day as the general election, 25 October. The announcement was made during...

Milking the Communist Cow

Milking the Communist Cow

In the past few years, Poland’s popular culture has witnessed the proliferation of communist-era products and symbols; it\'s fascinating that commodities depicting the images, slogans and sensations...

Blind Date in Poland

Blind Date in Poland

Called a unique experience, Dans le Noir? is an adventure for the senses. Described as a “school of humility and tolerance, but also of respect for other people and of ability to listen,” Dans...

Third of Poles want change in voting system

Third of Poles want change in voting system

Some 35 percent of Poles said they want a ‘first past the post’ electoral system. A CBOS poll found that 14 percent were in favour of retaining the existing proportional representation system and 17 percent...

Łódź – From Gloom to Boom

Łódź – From Gloom to Boom

Łódź, the once-hardy industrial heartland of Poland has quickly grown out of its rust-filled roots to become one of the most rapidly evolving areas of the country. Rocking to the rhythm of high-speed development,...


Ta strona używa plików cookie. Kontynuując przeglądanie witryny, wyrażasz zgodę na ich używanie przez nasz serwis. Dodatkowo kiedy odwiedzasz naszą stronę, wstępnie wybrane firmy mogą odczytywać i korzystać z określonych informacji zapisanych na Twoim urządzeniu, aby wyświetlać odpowiednie reklamy bądź spersonalizowane treści. Dowiedz się więcej.OK