Europeans spend between 17 and 35 minutes per day on shopping and personal services
The time Europeans spend on shopping and personal services (like visiting a doctor or a hairdresser) ranges from 17 minutes per day in Romania to 35 minutes in Germany,and Norway 25 minutes,according to a survey carried out in 15 EU countries between 2008 and 2015.
The survey covered the age group 20 to 74.
In Finland, 50.8% of the population surveyed said that they shopped or used personal services during the survey days.
Finland was followed by Germany (48.8%), Estonia and the Netherlands (both 46.6%).
The lowest levels of shopping and service consumption were reported in Romania (29.0%), Greece (30.7%) and France (33.6%).
In all countries, the participation rate is higher for women than it is for men.
For those who reported that they shopped or used services, the average participation time ranged from 1 hour 18 minutes in France and 1 hour 12 minutes in Germany to 49 minutes in Hungary.
Source: ec.europa.eu / Norway Today