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The return to the “school” has had many parents in the search for options for weeks, to try to minimize what a great investment would involve, including purchases of school supplies and textbooks.
The Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) of Spain has recently published an interesting analysis on the basis of surveys, to know (or at least get closer) to the average expenditure that Spanish parents make per child for the new school year.
The figures vary when it comes to stages
According to the OCU, there is an average of 1,212 euros to be invested in each scholar between 3 and 17 years for the next year 2017-2018. Of course, the figures vary when it comes to stages (children, primary, secondary and high school) and types of institutes attended by each school; that is, if it is public, concerted or private.
It is important to note that several expenses are included such as school fees, extracurricular activities, food and transportation, as well as tuition, uniforms, school supplies, textbooks and the fee of parents’ associations. Although in some cases there are pre-established amounts, there are others in which supply and demand define the orientation of expenditure.
Takes a good slice of the budge
The purchase of textbooks is the one that takes a good slice of the budget, according to the OCU indicators. On average it is 201 euros, but those in the high school stage could even invest in 300 euros as well as those in early childhood education would have a maximum limit of 131 euros.
The efforts to save focus precisely on the purchase of these textbooks. Beyond visiting several physical bookstores fishing the best offer, there are other options such as online stores, where they can be purchased without many complications. The searches are simpler, just by entering the title or the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) you can know about the existence or not of the book on that website.
The walk through online platforms
Is another way to inquire to get the best offer. In some of them you will find facilities in terms of shipping and very competitive prices that you cannot resist.
The key is to be meticulous and persevering, in order to find the best possible savings in textbooks. To help you, Good Finance offers you the possibility of requesting a fast mini-credit online without paperwork, just by filling out a form that you can find on the website or through its mobile application available for IOS (Apple) and Android. You will have the possibility of requesting up to a cap of 700 euros, once you become a Good Finance customer.