Dissatisfaction Over Pay Has Risen, Says Survey
A survey conducted in August suggests that over 25 percent of residents are not satisfied with their income, while 4 percent said they were "very satisfied."
Discontent has therefore risen by 5 percent since a similar study in 2011, according to the joint study by Swedbank and the Institute of Economic Research.
Nevertheless, of those respondents who are already satisfied with their paycheck, as much as 50 percent said they believe they can increase their income in the next year. But 84 percent of respondents making under 400 euros per month said they saw no chance of improving their income.
Whereas last year, those above the age of 65 were the most satisfied with their income, now 93 percent of pensioners were not satisfied.
Instead, the younger demographic became more optimistic, with over 50 percent of respondents aged 16 to 29 saying they were content with their income. Working abroad was one opportunity noted by many for improving their income.