Environment: what the carbon tax costs you

Environment: what the carbon tax costs you

For the first time, we know what it represents for households: 83 euros on average this year. The explanations of France 2.

Environment: what the carbon tax costs you

Each time you go to the pump, to fill the car or the heating tank, there is no escaping it: the carbon tax. It costs us on average 83 euros per household. This new green tax makes polluters pay. The first targets? Those who heat with oil and run on diesel.

245 euros in 2020

Are we all equal when it comes to this tax? Not really. Rural people, far from public transport and often heated with fuel, are more involved. Average cost: 93 euros against 73 euros for a Parisian household. As a proportion of income, who costs the most? To the less fortunate. It accounts for 0.6% of the expenses of a modest household. 0.2% for all households. This is just the start: in 2020, this tax will cost an average of 245 euros. The polluters have not finished putting their hand in the wallet.