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This is the unofficial pocket money tariff


Pocket money is designed to help children learn how to handle money properly. But how much should parents give them? The results of a survey can provide information about this.

Kids with pocket money: Inflation doesn't matter

Photo: Patrick Seeger / picture alliance / dpa

Elementary school students will receive an average of 3.80 euros pocket money per week this year – an increase of 30 cents compared to the previous year.

This is the result of a representative Forsa survey commissioned by the insurance group Cosmos Direkt.

Since the first survey in 2013, the pocket money of six to nine-year-olds has increased by almost 32 percent.

In detail, 16 percent of the children would receive up to two euros pocket money per week, 14 percent between two and three euros, six percent between three and five euros and 15 percent more than five euros.

Parents made the amount of pocket money mainly dependent on the age of the child (63 percent).

Every fifth pair of parents prefers to orientate themselves on the grade level, while others link the amount to behavior (18 percent) and school grades (7 percent).

Many children get nothing

Incidentally, the increased price level is no reason for parents to pay out more or less pocket money.

97 percent of those surveyed stated that they would continue to provide the same amount of pocket money.

Only one percent of parents want to spend more pocket money due to inflation, two percent less.

What is also noticeable: According to the survey, almost half of the parents (46 percent) do not pay any pocket money at all.

This is the highest value since 2013. In the first year of the survey, only 36 percent of the legal guardians paid nothing.

The majority of parents (70 percent) whose children receive pocket money said they give their children the money weekly.

25 percent pay monthly.

Only two percent pay their children daily pocket money.

According to Forsa, more than 500 parents of children between the ages of 6 and 9 in Germany, selected at random, were interviewed for the study.


Source: spiegel

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