The number of people struggling to pay for home heating increased by 2.4 percentage points in the EU compared to 2021.

Among Member States, Bulgaria (22.5%) recorded the highest percentage of people having difficulties heating their home, followed by Cyprus (19.2%), Greece (18.7%), Portugal and Lithuania (17.5% each), Spain (17.1%) and Romania (15.2%).

At the opposite extreme, with the lowest rates, are Finland (1.4%), Luxembourg (2.1%), Slovenia (2.6%), Austria (2.7%), the Czech Republic ( 2.9%), Sweden (3.3%) and Estonia (3.4%).