Italy: determinants of not saving 2017

This statistic illustrates the results of a survey investigating households' saving behavior in Italy in 2017. As of the survey period, more than half of the respondents (60 percent) reported that was not able to save because earned income was just enough to balance expenses. Lastly, 19 percent of the respondents indicated the necessity to pay the loan in full as a reason not to save.

What prevents you from saving?

Share of respondents
Income just balance expenses60%
I have to pay back a loan19%
Do not know12%
I fall into debt9%
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Release date

October 2017



Survey time period


Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18-74 years

Special properties

respondents are the primary family income earner

Supplementary notes

Multiple answers were possible.

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