Hit hard by inflation, the French are forced to make choices in their daily expenses. And this situation should continue in the coming months, as revealed by a Cofidis study carried out with the help of CSA Research published on Monday and relayed by our colleagues from TF1. Seven out of ten respondents said they had been able to adapt to rising prices in 2022, but 74% of them also said they were weakened.
In total, 79% of them will have to maintain the trade-offs initiated in 2022 on the subject of consumption. The French estimate, on average, that they lack 476 euros per month to live properly. Note that this sum is down compared to last year, when this amount was 490 euros.
Priority actions to manage your budget
In this context of inflation, 61% of respondents explained that they had adapted the way they managed their budget in 2022, by changing their consumption habits. They cite in particular a decrease in the use of the car or the decrease in heating.
Similarly, among the priority actions implemented over the last twelve months in terms of consumption, 59% of French people have been looking for low prices or promotions. In addition, 26% opted for short supply chains and 24% for second-hand products.
Finally, 39% of respondents said they had taken out consumer credit (19%), whether for a personal loan (12%), a credit on a particular project or a revolving credit (10%).