In most of the countries surveyed, the overwhelming majority agrees that renting a house or apartment is becoming more expensive. Interestingly, two-thirds of Austrians believe this, but only 23 percent of Greeks and 26 percent of Spaniards.
Europeans who rent are more likely to believe that the cost for living is growing.
When it comes to actual living costs, the Swedes are the most relaxed with only 23 percent stating that living in their country is rather expensive. By comparison, 66 percent of Swiss citizens and 62 percent of Finns would agree with this statement.
What is true for all countries questioned: The older Europeans get, the more they think that living in their country is expensive.