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Russian spending on New Years celebrations increased by 19%
Russians' spending on New Year's celebrations rose 19% over the previous year. Residents of the country spent an average of just over 17 thousand rubles.
According to survey VTsIOM, of this amount, an average of 5,7 thousand rubles were spent on food for the festive table, and 6,8 thousand rubles for gifts to friends and relatives. The majority of Russians (76%) met 2021 at home, and every tenth was away.
The most popular gifts for the New Year are drinks, sweets and delicacies. Perfumes and cosmetics ranked second in popularity, souvenirs, clothing and household appliances ranked third.
60% were satisfied with their New Year's holidays. This is 12 percentage points less than last year. Most often, the inhabitants of Russia spent their time walking in nature and visiting friends.