According to the data released by the National Institute of Statistics, one family of 2-3 members spent about 60 RON a month to buy alcoholic drinks and cigarettes in 2006.
There is estimated that in the last three month of 2006 a Romanian family paid 6,7% of their monthly income for alcohol and cigarettes. The monthly consume costs were estimated to reach 1,022 RON/ family at that time.
The money spent on education in the same period reaches an average of 0, 82% from the total of expenses, whereas the funds paid for pastime, culture and health was less than 4,5%. (...)
Romanians actually spend for education even less than what they pay for hotels, restaurants and cafes, about 1,1% of the total monthly consume. (G.M.)