Four Fifths of Households Struggling to Pay Bills
A recent analysis conducted by Postova Banka showed that almost four out of five households are now struggling to make ends meet in Slovakia, running late with paying their bills.
The survey calculated that as much as 78.7% of households in the country are in arrears with their bills, with the situation affecting the whole country. As expected, the worst hit is the east, and although those in the more affluent west have better payment discipline, the figure there still comes to a surprising 70% of households finding it hard to get by.
The ripples of the economic crisis can still be felt and with around one in six people in the country unemployed and many more trying to run their own business with an increasing tax burden, the figures may not be so surprising, but still worrying.