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Income, consumption, living conditions

Consumption expenditure - Former territory of the Federal Republic

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


Consumption expenditure

Private consumption expenditure of households1 in the time comparison2
Former territory of the Federal Republic excluding Berlin-West

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.

2 In the year 2013 not part of the survey.

| = Fundamental change within a series affecting comparisons over time.

Source: Continuous household budget surveys (household book).

Average per household and month
Private consumption expen­diture2,4181002,4941002,4991002,5871002,620100
Food, beverages and tobacco33313.833613.534113.735113.635613.6
Clothing and footwear1134.71124.51104.41134.41144.4
Housing, energy, maintenance of the dwelling83434.5| 90536.390536.292235.694536.1
Furnishings, equip­ment and house­hold maintenance1325.41405.61345.41566.01425.4
Transport34514.3| 34413.832413.034913.536513.9
Postal communication and telecommunication582.4622.5622.5632.4642.5
Recreation and culture25410.525410.226010.426510.326510.1
Restaurants and hotels1345.51375.51435.71495.71525.8
Miscellaneous goods and services943.9853.4933.7943.6923.5


Consumption expenditure

Private consumption expenditure of households in the time comparison
Former territory of the Federal Republic excluding Berlin-West1
Private consumption expenditure1998200320082013

1 Until 2009: Former territory of the Federal Republic including Berlin-West,
from 2010: Former territory of the Federal Republic excluding Berlin-West.

Source: Sample Survey of Income and Expenditure (household book).

Average per household an month
Private consumption expenditure2,1441002,2571002,3331002,556100
Food, beverages and tobacco29313.730913.733014.134713.6
Clothing and footwear1225.71165.11114.71254.9
Housing, energy, maintenance of the dwelling69132.272632.276532.888834.8
Furnishings, equipment and household maintenance1476.81325.81175.01285.0
Postal communication and telecommunication532.5703.1662.8672.6
Recreation and culture25411.826511.726111.226710.4
Restaurants and hotels1085.01064.71185.11365.3
Miscellaneous goods and services934.31044.61034.41044.1

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