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Income, consumption, living conditions

Theme in brief

In­come, re­ceipts, expen­diture

Households receive their monthly income and receipts from very different sources. The main sources are employment, assets as well as public and non-public transfer payments.
From their receipts, households have to meet many different kinds of expenditure. This includes not only consumption expenditure but also taxes and social security contributions, expenditure on insurance and capital formation as well as loan repayments.


Income, receipts,


Income, receipts and expenditure



Private consumption expenditure of households

Private consumption expenditure of households in the time comparison

Expenditure of households on food, beverages and tobacco

Equipment with
consumer durables


Equipment of households with information and communication technology

Equipment of households with vehicles

Equipment of households with entertainment electronics

Equipment of households with electrical household appliances and others

Equipment of households with PC and internet access

Living conditions,
risk of poverty


Living conditions, risk of poverty

Income distribution (equivalised net income)

European key indicators

At-risk-of-poverty rate after social transfers

Art-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion

Financial situation (households)

Additional Information


63% use also mobile devices to surf the web

20.3% of Germany's population affected by poverty or social exclusion

Relative risk of poverty in Germany at 16.1% again

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