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Poll: Will you spend as much on Christmas this year as in 2010?

A survey has predicted that the Irish will shop less this festive season – but they are still the biggest spenders in Europe. Does this apply to you?

Christmas shopping - will you be hitting the shops harder than ever before?
Christmas shopping - will you be hitting the shops harder than ever before?
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

YES, IT’S A bit early to be worrying you about Christmas. Nonetheless, a survey by Deloitte has turned our minds to it as it predicts that Irish households will spend an average of €943 on shopping over the upcoming festive season.

This figure is down from an average of €1,020 in 2010. In 2008, the average a household spent over Christmas and New Year was €1,354. However, the survey shows that even at €943, we will still the highest spenders in Europe this festive season.

What’s your own situation? Will you spend more or less on Christmas shopping this year than in 2010?


Poll Results:

I will spend less than I did last year (1182)
I envisage spending roughly the same amount as in 2010 (571)
I will spend more than last year (217)



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