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Most Cypriots Cannot Afford a One-Week Holiday

According to Eurostat, more than half of Cypriots could not afford a one-week annual holiday away from home in 2018.

Eurostat states that it is estimated that 28,3 percent of the EU population aged 16 or over could not afford a one-week annual holiday away from home in 2018. In 2013 the corresponding proportion was 39,5 percent.

Among the 28 EU member states, the countries with the highest proportions of individuals in this situation were Romania (58,9 percent), Croatia (51,3 percent, provisional data), Greece (51 percent) and Cyprus (51 percent, provisional data).

The corresponding percentage for Cyprus in 2017 was 52,3 percent, while it reached its peak in 2014 with 58,9 percent.