In a country where they take 50 % of a person's income including those who live near the poverty line one has to get down to bare bones living/survival mode. Everything I own is old, the pickup is a 1994 the microwave oven in the kitchen is 32 years old and I am making new wheels for it's turntable instead of buying a new one. I heat with wood as I cannot afford heating oil at $1.25 liter = $4.75 US gallon, and hunt and fish to help keep the grocery bill down. Here they tax everything, value added taxes add 13% to everything even light and heating and some goods have hidden taxes such as the tire tax... and I could go on, but to simpify it, the state comes first and whatever is left over is what one has to live on. Its not easy nor pretty. Being retired living on a pension my truck only moves once a week to get supplies. Its not easy and its only getting worse.