Meanwhile, young people, aged between 18 and 34, are the ones who are most likely to choose to spend the holiday at the home of friends or other family members (33%), according to a study by the Cetelem Observer.
Eight out of ten people (79%) will celebrate New Year's Eve with their household alone, 18% say they will spend it with family members in addition to the household, and 18% with friends.
Regarding the budget, the Portuguese intend to spend an average of 107 euros on New Year's Eve, 22 euros more than last year. In a more detailed analysis, 25% of respondents intend to spend between 51 and 100 euros, 16% think they will spend between 101 and 150 euros and 11% will spend up to 50 euros.
The age groups that intend to spend the most on New Year's Eve are respondents aged 35 and 44 (122 euros) and respondents aged 25 to 34 (120 euros). Those who intend to spend less are those between 65 and 74 years old (83 euros) and the youngest, between 18 and 24 years old (84 euros).
According to the Observador Cetelem study, the Portuguese are more optimistic and consider that 2022 will be a better year. 45% of the Portuguese believe that the new year will be a “better” year, and 8% of these believe it will be “much better”, 51% believe that it will be the same and only 3% that it will be worse or much worse.