Typ­i­cal fam­ily of four, Mid­dle Class Earn­ers with two sources of in­come:

Malta Independent - - BUDGET 2017 -

In­crease in 2017 (€)

COLA (2 work­ing adults) Av­er­age: Higher ceil­ing for In-Work Ben­e­fit (2 chil­dren un­der 23 years) Es­ti­mate in­crease on cost of toi­letries & per­sonal care prod­ucts One per­son smok­ing Ex­cise tax on non-al­co­holic drinks (8 litres per week) In­crease on black bags (400) Av­er­age ef­fect on Main­te­nance/con­struc­tion

To­tal: Dif­fer­ence -€19

*If at least one child is 18 years of age the fam­ily will ben­e­fit from a re­duc­tion in pub­lic trans­port costs of ap­prox­i­mately €260 in 2017

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