Francs or Euros - In which currency do we count?

Maël Theulière, division Conditions de vie des ménages, Insee

Our fellow citizens hardly use the Franc any longer to talk about their daily expenditure. But they refer to it more for less common expenses, major purchases and remarkable resources. Four households in ten sometimes still use the Franc to talk about expenditure or a salary. Is more common for older people and people living in rural areas to refer to Francs. Conversely, the residents of the Île-de-France region and above all overseas territories have made a much easier conversion to the European currency.Living close to another Euro Zone country or having a high level of education also make adoption of the Euro easier. It is still common to estimate the value of an article in Francs. For many, benchmarks and scales of value are still expressed in Francs.

Insee Première
No 1181
Paru le : 19/03/2008