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Over 1/3 of Bulgarians cannot afford to heat their homes adequately

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A total of 33.7% of Bulgarians in 2018 could not afford sufficient heating in their homes, shows data of the European statistics agency Eurostat. This is the highest share in the EU, where 7 per cent of people declare themselves as unable to afford sufficient heating at home. Next to Bulgaria come Lithuania with 28%, Greece with 23%, Cyprus with 22%, Portugal with 19% and Italy with 14%. In Austria, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Estonia and Sweden, the proportion of people who said they could not afford adequate heating was about 2 percent. 
Over the last 12 years, the number of Bulgarians in this negative statistics has declined. In 2006, almost 70% said they could not afford to heat their homes well enough. In 2017, the percentage was 36.5%, Eurostat data shows.

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