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Explainer: How has the coronavirus pandemic disruption changed household spending?


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People on Dublin's Grafton street as restrictions put in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have been eased. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

People on Dublin's Grafton street as restrictions put in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have been eased. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

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People on Dublin's Grafton street as restrictions put in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have been eased. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The virus has radically altered household spending, putting paid to old habits and introducing new trends.

Gone are the likes of spending money on trips to the pub, taxis, sandwiches for lunch and meals out.

In has come higher expenditure on Netflix, online shopping, groceries and charity donations.