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French OAP homes cost more than pensions

Pensioners in France need to dip into their nesteggs to pay for retirement homes (Ehpads) – a study showed average costs are 36% higher than pensions.

Caisse Nationale de Soli­darité pour l’Autonomie said Ehpad fees averaged €1,977 against a pension of €1,461, although some state benefits help with much of the cost.

Ehpad tariffs vary across the country.

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