Supermarket greece
Supermarket, Thessaloniki

  • Greece has about 11 million residents
  • The unemployment rate rose from 7 to 28 percent since 2008, youth unemployment rate (under 25 years)
    is more than 50 percent
  • The Greek national debt rose to around 302 billion euros in 2013 or 175 percent of the gross domestic product
  • About one million Greeks have lost their jobs since 2009
  • More than one million people receive no government support
  • The unemployment benefit for a single person is 360 euros per month for up to one year
  • Salaries have decreased by between 20 to 50 percent since the start of the crisis, the average decrease
    was 28 percent
  • Since 2010 the value added tax has increased from 19(9) percent to 23(13) percent
  • Electricity tariffs have risen by 60 percent since 2007
  • Since 2011, domestic consumption declined by 27 percent
  • 130 000 companies/shops closed down since 2008
  • The contributions for health insurance have risen, a lot of health services are only available through
    private payment. Waiting times for surgery are up to one year.
  • Tax exemptions were abolished (except for families with many children, monks)
  • In 2013 Greece belonged to the twenty countries worldwide with the lowest fertility rate
    (the average number of children per woman )
  • Public sector christmas bonus's and holiday pay have been stopped
  • Greek Social Laws comprises over 38500 separate laws alone
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