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The reference budget for a family of 4
14-02-2017 | STATEC


3,935 EUR is the amount that a family of four needs to live decently. The most important budget is housing (1,469 EUR), followed by food (883 EUR) and social life (548 EUR). If the family has a car, mobility also represents a substantial cost (406 EUR).

A couple with two children would need 3,935 EUR per month on condition of renting their accommodation in a secondary city of the country and using public transport most of the time. This is the result of a study carried out by STATEC in order to establish a reference budget which represents the basic needs that must be met for a household to be able to participate actively in society.