Which European countries spend the most at Christmas?

Which European countries spend the most at Christmas?

Christmas can be an expensive time of year for consumers and a vital one for many retail businesses. But how expensive is it, and how does that vary between countries? This would be a very challenging thing to measure accurately, but the Christmas Spending Survey from Deloitte gives us an idea. This opinion survey asks people from many European countries to estimate their Christmas budget, as well as giving details on what they expect to spend it on. The UK isn’t included, but most of our top trading partners are. The Christmas budget covers gifts, food, socialising and travel. Comparing the figures with previous surveys gives an insight into consumer confidence in various national markets. We’ve mapped both overall spend and annual change below, so you can see who to visit for a festive binge and who might be happy with just a card!