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Income, consumption, living conditions

Private consumption expenditure of households

Results of the consumption expenditure of households are available from different surveys – the sample survey of income and expenditure (EVS) and the continuous household budget surveys (LWR). With a coverage of some 60,000 households, the EVS is the largest voluntary household survey. It is conducted every five years and, due to its large sample size, it is particularly well suited to represent detailed results for highly different household groups. Methodological notes

LWR

Consumption expenditure

Private consumption expenditure of households1
Net household income in 2016
ExpenditureHouseholds, totalHouseholds with a monthly net income from EUR ... to under EUR ...
under 1,3001,300 to
2,600
2,600 to
3,600
3,600 to
5,000
5,000 to
18,000
EUR%EUR%EUR%EUR%EUR%EUR%

1 Excluding households of farmers and self-employed persons as well as households with a monthly net household income of EUR 18,000 and over.

() = Limited informational value because the numerical value based on the number of households (25 to under 100 households) is of limited statistical reliability (relative standard error of 10% to under 20%).

Source: Continuous household budget surveys (household book).

Average per household and month
Private consumption expenditure2,4801001,0251001,6811002,4171003,1241004,479100
Food, beverages and tobacco34213.817417.026115.535014.542713.752911.8
Clothing and footwear1084.4333.2704.21014.21354.32164.8
Housing, energy, maintenance of the dwelling87735.347846.767039.990537.41,08534.71,33129.7
Furnishings, equipment and household maintenance1506.1363.5814.81345.52016.43307.4
Health994.0232.3432.6853.51153.72525.6
Transport33513.5969.417910.730312.544614.371816.0
Postal communication and telecommunication622.5363.6533.1642.6712.3892.0
Recreation and culture25810.4747.217010.124310.132810.550711.3
Education180.7(4)(0.4)70.4160.7270.9400.9
Restaurants and hotels1425.7353.4855.11305.41805.83016.7
Miscellaneous goods and services903.6363.5633.7873.61103.51673.7

EVS

Consumption expenditure

Sample Survey of Income and Expenditure

Private consumption expenditure of households
Net household income in 2013
Expenditure

Households,

total

Households with a monthly net income from
EUR ... to under EUR ...
under
900
900
to
1,300
1,300
to
1,500
1,500
to
2,000
2,000
to
2,600
2,600
to
3,600
3,600
to
5,000
5,000
to
18,000
Source: Sample Survey of Income and Expenditure (household book).
Average per household and month in EUR
Private consumption expenditure2,448 8721,1361,3841,6402,0552,5573,2394,504
Food, beverages and tobacco337 162 193 223 254 302 364 435 526
Clothing and footwear119 31 46 60 73 93 119 161 249
Housing, energy, maintenance of the dwelling845 416 496 567 640 764 9031,0721,318
Furnishings, equipment and household maintenance124 26 37 57 70 94 128 169 269
Health102 22 31 39 48 67 97 131 261
Transport342 49 98 130 184 264 354 505 731
Postal communication and telecommunication66 37 44 51 56 61 70 81 95
Recreation and culture261 63 99 136 165 214 267 349 529
Education22 6 8 10 11 14 21 31 51
Restaurants and hotels130 28 43 55 73 97 132 175 287
Miscellaneous goods and services100 33 44 57 69 85 103 129 188
Average per household and month in %
Private consumption expenditure100100100100100100100100100
Food, beverages and tobacco13.8 18,6 16,9 16,1 15,5 14,7 14,2 13,4 11,7
Clothing and footwear4.9 3,5 4,1 4,3 4,4 4,5 4,7 5,0 5,5
Housing, energy, maintenance of the dwelling34.5 47,7 43,6 41,0 39,0 37,2 35,3 33,1 29,3
Furnishings, equipment and household maintenance5.0 3,0 3,2 4,1 4,3 4,6 5,0 5,2 6,0
Health4.2 2,5 2,7 2,8 2,9 3,3 3,8 4,0 5,8
Transport14.0 5,6 8,6 9,4 11,2 12,9 13,8 15,6 16,2
Postal communication and telecommunication2.7 4,2 3,8 3,7 3,4 3,0 2,7 2,5 2,1
Recreation and culture10.7 7,2 8,7 9,8 10,1 10,4 10,4 10,8 11,8
Education0.9 0,7 0,7 0,7 0,6 0,7 0,8 0,9 1,1
Restaurants and hotels5.3 3,2 3,7 4,0 4,4 4,7 5,2 5,4 6,4
Miscellaneous goods and services4.1 3,7 3,9 4,1 4,2 4,1 4,0 4,0 4,2

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