World: "I only eat pasta": with inflation, students are struggling to get out of it

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Dans une enquête publiée lundi, l'Unef, syndicat étudiant, constate une augmentation de 6,47% du coût de la vie étudiante. Les étudiants doivent débourser 428 euros de plus par an. Tous les postes de dépenses augmentent, à l'exception des transports. Europe 1 a suivi Salomé, étudiante parisienne en droit de 22 ans, qui a du mal à remplir son panier de courses. © Martin Bertrand / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP in a survey published Monday, UNEF, student union, notes an increase of 6.47% of the cost of student living. Students must pay 428 euros more per year. All expenditure stations increases, with the exception of transport. Europe 1 followed Salomé, a Parisian student under 22 years, who has trouble filling her shopping basket.

L ' UNEF unveiled its annual barometer on the cost of student life . Result: the rise in rent prices, food, petrol and electricity weigh in the portfolio of young French people. For an increase of 6.47% of the cost of student living according to UNEF. And even 7.38 % according to FAGE, another student union. It is more than inflation which amounts to 6.1%.

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"Before, I allowed myself candy"

a more expensive life, for increasingly limited expenses. Europe 1 followed Salomé, a 22 -year -old Parisian student student, who has trouble filling her shopping basket at the supermarket. "So already, I necessarily buy the cheapest brand and I buy the bare minimum," she explains. "Before, I allowed myself candy, stuff like that. And that's really something I don't do anymore because I know at the end of the month, it's going to be tense. I think that mostly, I eat Pasta with sauces. It is cheaper. "

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"Better to have a full belly than empty"

Salomé noted that the price of pasta had increased. "They are 99 cents. So I'm going to take the penns at 85 cents rather than spaghetti at 99 cents," she explains. And she buys the cheapest tomato sauce. "It's a euro the 420 gram jar. So that makes me at least three meals." The student recognizes that it is "very boring" for her to eat the same thing, but prefers to put into perspective. "Better to have a full than empty stomach," she says. She explains that she changed her eating habits: "Before, I ate cereals at breakfast," says Salomé.

She realized that the sandwich bread came back much cheaper. "This is the one I take, so it's 99 cents for fourteen slices. I know that I take two in the morning. Obviously, the bread of the bakery is better, but that would make me a Euro by baguette, which would obviously be much more expensive, "deplores the young woman.

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© Eric Gaillard Inflation The price increase, at more than 6% at the end of July, pisses the purchasing power of consumers, but also their savings. The best ramparts products. Since August 1, the Livret A rate, a preferred savings product of the French with more than 55 million holders, has increased to 2% . A second consecutive increase (after that of February) laudable, after years during which he capped 0.75% net.

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