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How do we save money during the crisis?

30 March 2013 / 19:03:58  GRReporter
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In 2004, you needed 32 euro to fill up a car of small cubic capacity (1,100 cc) with petrol. On 25 March, you needed at least 50 euro and the petrol tank was still not full. You don’t have to be Einstein in order to understand that the car, especially if you use it every day, is now a luxury. What are the alternatives? Mass transport - a bus ticket costs 1.40 euro. Make it double, since you will have to get back home, and this makes 2.80 euro per day just in order to go to and return from work. Even if you buy a transport card, you will still need 45 euro a month (hopefully, as of April, according to the Ministry of Transport, transport cards will be cheaper because of the strikes in January). If you can use a bicycle or walk, then things change, since money remains in your pocket. Taxis are out of the question, of course.

11. Fun is necessary

Although we are in a crisis, we should certainly not lose our optimism and mood for fun. We'll just adapt. There are so many free entertainment alternatives that you'll wonder why you have spent so much money so far. Now that the weather is getting warmer, entertainment options are increasing. As for drinks, always prefer beer or brandy from the local cellar or friends (even better).

A bonus: thankfully, the spring has come, and we do not need to mention heating anymore. And summer is still far away, so there is still time for air conditioning.

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