The cost of secondary school education
Parents of secondary school children estimate they spend €2,531 on average per school year (up €1,050 compared with 2022). However, the actual cost per year for secondary education for one child is €3,581. Over 3 in 5 (63%) of parents feel pressurised to buy branded
clothing, footwear and other items for their child/children in secondary school
as opposed to generic or own brand goods (up 10% vs 2022). The highest spend items for parents with children in secondary school are grinds (€929), lunches (€452), books (€393) and transport (€352). Zurich's Cost of Education report also finds that in order to fund their children's education, 28% of parents have taken out a loan to help pay for their
child’s/ children’s secondary school costs, and that is up 9% on last years figure.