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Consumption expenditure - New Länder and Berlin-East

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
New Länder and Berlin

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 expenditure1,9151001,9351001,9861002,0781002,124100
Food, beverages and tobacco27614.429015.029715.030914.931614.9
Clothing and footwear804.2864.4874.4914.4934.4
Housing, energy, maintenance of the dwelling65534.2| 67134.768734.670634.071533.6
Furnishings, equip­ment and house­hold maintenance1156.01045.41025.21286.21316.2
Transport26713.9| 25513.227613.928313.628313.3
Postal communication and telecommunication552.8562.9572.9602.9612.9
Recreation and culture21311.122411.622211.222911.023311.0
Restaurants and hotels1015.31005.21055.31155.51276.0
Miscellaneous goods and services764.0713.7733.7753.6833.9


Consumption expenditure

Private consumption expenditure of households in the time comparison
New Länder and Berlin1
Private consumption expenditure1998200320082013

1 Until 2009: New Länder and Berlin-East, from 2010: New Länder and Berlin.

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

Average per household and month
Private consumption expenditure1,7111001,8281001,8571002,048100
Food, beverages and tobacco27116.827715.228315.330114.7
Clothing and footwear995.8935.1844.5974.8
Housing, energy, maintenance of the dwelling51129.956631.058431.568433.4
Furnishings, equipment and household maintenance1418.21075.8965.21075.2
Postal communication and telecommunication432.5623.4613.3623.0
Recreation and culture21612.624413.323012.424211.8
Restaurants and hotels724.2744.0884.81075.2
Miscellaneous goods and services704.1834.5824.4864.2

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