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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
Type of household in 2015
Expenditure

Households,

total

Households, by households type

persons living alone

of whom

single parents2

couplesof whom

other households4

men living alonewomen living alonewithout childwith child(ren)3

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 Unmarried child(ren) aged under 18 years.

3 Unmarried child(ren) aged under 18 years of main income earner or spouse/partner.
4 Among others, households with a child/children above the age of 18 years, multi-generational households, persons sharing a flat, etc.

() = 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 in EUR
Private consumption expenditure2,3911,5311,5111,5431,8763,0342,8943,3533,293
Food, beverages and tobacco 332 195 197 194 284 425 390 505 498
Clothing and footwear 105 61 41 73 101 135 117 175 158
Housing, energy, maintenance of the dwelling 859 628 617 633 7151 032 9991 1081 104
Furnishings, equipment and household maintenance 127 69 56 76 90 174 168 187 180
Health 100 70 72 68 39 130 145 96 118
Transport314 165 175 160 205 413 390 466 515
Postal communication and telecommunication 61 46 48 45 65 69 63 84 84
Recreation and culture 252 153 149 154 186 333 325351 336
Education165(5)5292456726
Restaurants and hotels 135 81101 69 88 187 187 186 161
Miscellaneous goods and services 89 60 50 66 75 112 105 126 113
Average per household and month in %
Private consumption expenditure100100100100100100100100100
Food, beverages and tobacco13.9 12.813.1 12.615.114.0 13.5 15.1 15.1
Clothing and footwear 4.4 4.0 2.7 4.7 5.4 4.4 4.0 5.24.8
Housing, energy, maintenance of the dwelling 35.9 41.040.8 41.0 38.1 34.034.5 33.0 33.5
Furnishings, equipment and household maintenance 5.3 4.53.7 4.9 4.8 5.7 5.8 5.6 5.5
Health 4.2 4.5 4.8 4.4 2.1 4.3 5.0 2.9 3.6
Transport 13.1 10.8 11.6 10.3 10.9 13.6 13.5 13.9 15.6
Postal communication and telecommunication 2.6 3.0 3.1 2.93.52.3 2.2 2.5 2.6
Recreation and culture10.5 10.09.9 10.09.911.0 11.2 10.5 10.2
Education0.70.3(0.3)0.31.5 0.8 0.2 2.0 0.8
Restaurants and hotels 5.7 5.3 6.7 4.5 4.7 6.2 6.5 5.5 4.9
Miscellaneous goods and services 3.7 3.9 3.3 4.3 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.4

EVS

Consumption expenditure

Sample Survey of Income and Expenditure

Private consumption expenditure of households
Type of household in 2013
Expenditure

Households,

total

Households, by households type

persons living alone

of whom

single parents1

couplesof whom

other households3

men living alonewomen living alonewithout childwith child(ren)2

1 Unmarried child(ren) aged under 18 years.

2 Unmarried child(ren) aged under 18 years of main income earner or spouse/partner.
3 Among others, households with a child/children above the age of 18 years, multi-generational households, persons sharing a flat, etc.

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

Average per household and month in EUR
Private consumption expenditure2,4481,5501,6021,5191,9103,0542,8693,4263,425
Food, beverages and tobacco337 196 203 192 301 425 388 500 505
Clothing and footwear119 65 49 75 114 152 128 201 183
Housing, energy, maintenance of the dwelling845 612 607 615 715 994 9501,0821,123
Furnishings, equipment and household maintenance124 67 66 67 84 166 155 189 173
Health102 64 60 66 46 137 155 101 123
Transport342 181 236 149 209 448 412 521 535
Postal communication and telecommunication66 49 52 47 68 75 67 90 94
Recreation and culture261 162 163 162 181 335 323 361 349
Education229 9 8 30 29 10 67 38
Restaurants and hotels13078 103 64 73 170 169 173 172
Miscellaneous goods and services100 68 55 75 88 123 113 143 129
Average per household and month in %
Private consumption expenditure100100100100100100100100100
Food, beverages and tobacco13.8 12.6 12.6 12.6 15.8 13.9 13.5 14.6 14.7
Clothing and footwear4.9 4.2 3.1 4.9 6.0 5.0 4.5 5.9 5.3
Housing, energy, maintenance of the dwelling34.5 39.5 37.9 40.5 37.4 32.5 33.1 31.6 32,8
Furnishings, equipment and household maintenance5.0 4.3 4.1 4.4 4.4 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.0
Health4.2 4.1 3.7 4.3 2.4 4.5 5.4 2.9 3.6
Transport14.0 11.7 14.7 9.8 10.9 14.7 14.3 15.2 15.6
Postal communication and telecommunication2.7 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.5 2.4 2.3 2.6 2.7
Recreation and culture10.7 10.5 10.2 10.6 9.5 11.0 11.2 10.5 10.2
Education0.9 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.6 0.9 0.3 2.0 1.1
Restaurants and hotels5.3 5.1 6.4 4.2 3.8 5.6 5.9 5.0 5.0
Miscellaneous goods and services4.1 4.4 3.4 5.0 4.6 4.0 3.9 4.2 3.8

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