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 Number of working hours needed to purchase a product
Over time product innovation and reduction in production costs has made the purchase of home appliances more affordable for a growing number of citizens. The number of working hours needed to purchase a washing machine went down from 59hrs to 39hrs, on average across EU from 2004 to 2014; from 93hrs to 54hrs for built-in dishwashers, from 59hrs to 44hrs for refrigerators and from 65hrs to 44hrs for cooking appliances.
                                                                                   Year
Washing machines
Cooling
Cooking Dishwashers Freezers Built in hobs
Source: Average price = CECED Member(s), Average income = Eurostat.
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