Residents of Russia in the next six months expect an increase in spending on utilities, food at home and medicines. This is evidenced by the results of a study by the consulting company Yakov and Partners, as reported by TASS.
Growth in housing and communal services is expected by 41 percent of survey participants. 22 percent of respondents plan to increase spending on food at home and medicines in the next six months. Next come communications and the Internet – 17 percent, household chemicals – 12 percent and medical services – 11 percent.
By the end of 2022, many Russians have optimized their spending. They reduced spending on essential goods and services, but in life-supporting categories this figure increased.
Most often, respondents saved on luxury goods, trips abroad, entertainment and restaurants. The survey results show that citizens intend to cut spending on real estate, education, beauty salons and insurance.
As consumers noted, when buying products, they began to look at prices more often. However, 28 percent of respondents are not ready to sacrifice the quality of goods.
The survey participants were 1.5 thousand residents of different regions of Russia. The study was conducted jointly with the Romir holding.
At the same time, Rosstat recorded an increase in the interest of Russians in vacationing in the Maldives. At the end of last year, the tourist flow in this direction doubled.