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South Africans are expected to blow R250 billion this festive season

───   11:47 Wed, 01 Dec 2021

South Africans are expected to blow R250 billion this festive season | News Article
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Despite the astronomical rise in living costs this week, research shows that South Africans are expected to spend R250 billion this festive season, The Citizen reports.

That’s a 20% increase from last year, according to an annual Summer Spending Survey by short-term lender Wonga.

There was a 15% decrease in Christmas spending since 2019, but now it appears that festive season spending is back to pre-Covid-19 levels.

South Africans are budgeting an average of R6 326 each for extra expenses over this period, compared to R5 673 in 2020.

At least 37% of people think they’ll spend more this festive season than they did in 2020, while 41% of them feel they were more financially secure last year.


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