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Income, consumption, living conditions

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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,



Private consumption expenditure of households (cost of living)

Structure of the consumption expenditure by territory

Expenditure of households on food, beverages and tobacco

Equipment with
consumer durables


Equipment of households with PC and internet access

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

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