Italy’s energy prices are estimated to have risen tenfold over the past year, after a long series of eye-watering price hikes worsened following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.
Many households now say they’ll struggle to pay the higher bills that have arrived at the start of September, while businesses are raising their own prices in response amid fears of closures and job losses.
Some people are of course being hit harder than others as the exact price increase will depend on the way you heat your home as well as your energy provider, tariff, and other variables.
We’d like to hear from readers in Italy about how you’re coping with energy price increases. Have you switched off the air conditioning? Are you concerned about further increases in winter? Have you changed your energy provider or fixed your tariff?
And, as the government is releasing guidance telling people to turn down the heating this winter, take cooler showers, and switch on the dishwasher only when full, will you be taking these measures yourself – or were you doing this already?
Please fill out the short survey below to let us know your thoughts. The best answers will be used in an upcoming article on The Local.