The majority of inhabitants of Latvia consider, that will not pull bills in a heating season. This was announced on Wednesday, September 13 by the portal LZ with reference to the survey data of the Swedbank Institute of Finance.
Thus, 63% of the surveyed residents of Latvia expressed fears of a lack of funds to pay bills, while 52% indicated that they would rely on state support to a greater or lesser extent.
Residents with low and middle incomes assess their ability to pay their bills most critically – up to €550 per family member. At the same time, people with incomes of more than €1,001 are more likely to be optimistic and say that they will be able to pay their bills in full.
According to the survey, state support is expected most of all by those in a family of more than five people, least of all – young people from 18 to 29 years old from families with one child.
On September 1, it was reported that in many Latvian settlements, with the beginning of autumn, tariffs for thermal energy will increase significantly. Thus, in Pinki, Marupe region, heat tariffs were expected to increase by 3.7 times, up to €270.12 per megawatt-hour (MWh), the second place in terms of price growth is occupied by the village of Zakymuiža in the Ropaži region, where the tariff was to increase by 2 .5 times, up to €122.51 per 1 MWh.
In May, after the closure of the Russian and Belarusian firewood markets in Latvia, the cost of firewood almost doubled. A year ago, two cubic meters of firewood cost €120. To date, the cost exceeds €220.