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Housing services account for big part of Hungarian spending

About 36% of Hungarian households' expenditures go toward housing services, the highest percentage among 28 European countries, a survey by market researcher Nielsen shows.

Housing services accounted for 25% of household expenditures on average in the 28 countries.

The survey showed 8% of spending by Hungarian households goes toward communications services, such as telephone and cable television subscriptions. About 7% goes toward everyday transportation.

Eating out accounts for just 3% of household spending, about the same percentage that goes into savings or investments.

Only about 1% of household spending is for vacations.