The September “sting” linked to the purchase of books and school supplies by families is coming.
This was stated by Codacons, which again this year provides data on the expensive school and the expenses that parents will have to face at the start of the new school year. On the basis of an initial monitoring carried out by the association, it turns out that for diaries, cases, backpacks and various school materials (notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, markers, etc.), prices are up on average by + 7% compared to last year, following the inflation trend which recorded a marked increase in our country.
This year the price of a branded backpack reaches 200 euros, while for an equipped designer case (with pens, pencils, erasers and markers) the expense reaches the peak of 60 euros – explains Codacons – Another item that affects the disbursement for the kit is that relating to the diary, which this year is close to 30 euros for the best-known brands. According to the association, the products that are absolutely more expensive are those signed by influencers, youtubers, football teams and famous people who have launched specific lines for the school.
The expenditure for complete material can thus reach 588 euros per student during the 2022/2023 school year, to which must be added the cost for textbooks, another item that will heavily affect the portfolios of Italian families, which varies according to grade. of education and school, with the overall outlay that – including kit and books – easily risks reaching € 1,300 per student.