Payments in stores are rarely made in cash
In recent years, it has become less common to pay with cash. Older people use cash more often than young people, but the difference between younger and older people has decreased. Although cash is used less, it can be important in a crisis situation.
Published: 15 December 2022
Figure 8. The use of cash has decreased over time
Percentage of people who paid cash for their last purchase in physical shops.
Paying with cash in a physical shop has become less common. In this year’s survey, only 8 per cent responded that they paid in cash for their most recent purchase in store. This can be compared with 2010, when the corresponding figure was just under 40 per cent; see Figure 8.