The energy crisis is preoccupying many people in Germany – and the option of a long-term blackout is becoming more important for many. Also supported by various advertising campaigns: Recently, even television advertisements have indicated the importance of being prepared for possible emergencies. There is a list from the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance for optimal precautions – but how much does it cost to put supplies and equipment in the basement?
The menu is varied: the Federal Office for Civil Protection advises on various technical matters as well as food and water supplies. Everyone should have candles, light bulbs and batteries, and also a boom radio at home – because if there is a large-scale and prolonged power outage, there is no other way to get the information.
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But how much does it cost to buy all of these things? The health insurer ottonova compared and added the costs of the individual components. The result: anyone working through the government’s emergency list must pay a minimum of €672.70, but can pay up to €928.50. “For this purpose, the prices of products from the areas of food/beverages, fresh fruits, toiletries, energy, fire protection and medicine cabinets were compared with each other in different food suppliers, supermarkets, hardware stores, pharmacies and pharmacies,” says the evaluation.
On average, the amount German citizens have to spend on emergency preparedness is €802.80. According to Otunova, the most expensive thing is provision for power outages. This means: candles, light bulbs, batteries and also a camping stove with gas cartridges cost a total of €321.70. About 168 euros will have to be spent on groceries.
There are also various aids for fire protection – such as a fire extinguisher, a fire blanket and a container for fire fighting water, all of which cost a total of around €148.90. The medicine and hygiene kit box is still missing: €90.60 is owed for the recommended medicine and around €70.40 for hygiene items such as toilet paper, toothpaste and other items.
Everyone can save a lot when it comes to food supplies
By the way: Anyone can make huge savings when it comes to planning for retirement. about food supplies. Experts from ottonova also calculated the cost of purchasing supplies in stores and supermarkets. “Consumers spend less on food than the federal government in Aldi Nord (€70.70). So Germans can save up to €190.70 here,” says Otunova. Rewe is at the top of the list of expensive supermarkets – 189.10 €.