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Income, consumption, living conditions

Income, receipts and expenditure of households in Germany

Results on income, receipts and 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

Income, receipts, expenditure

Income, receipts and expenditure of households1 in the time comparison2
Germany
Income, receipts and expenditure20102011201220142015

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.

Averages per household and month in EUR
Gross household income3,7583,8713,9894,1014,196
Gross income from dependent employment2,2742,3812,4622,5222,590
Gross income from self-employment1919203030
Property income363385403404414
Income from public transfer payments904884896947960
Income from non-public transfer payments and receipts from subletting199202209200202
minus:
Income tax, wage tax, church tax and solidarity surcharge377398424446458
Compulsory social security contributions488519532543556
plus:
Employers’ subsidies towards voluntary or private health insurance and towards long-term care insurance in cases of voluntary or private health insurance2731343333
Subsidies of pension insurance funds towards voluntary or private health insurance22223
Net household income2,9222,9883,0693,1473,218
plus:
Receipts from selling goods and other receipts5963646158
Disposable income and receipts2,9813,0523,1333,2083,276
Income from property change and loans813830867924933
Private consumption expenditure2,1682,2522,3102,3752,391
Other expenditure1,5471,5631,624| 1,6691,711

EVS

Income, receipts, expenditure

Income, receipts and expenditure of households in Germany
Income, receipts and expenditure199820032008 2013

1 Since 1 January 2009 including contributions to private health insurance and voluntary contributions to statutory health insurance.

2 Other taxes, voluntary contributions to statutory pension, insurance premiums, other transfers and expenditures, interest paid on loans, and statistical difference.

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

- = No figures or magnitude zero.

Source: Sample Survey of Income and Expenditure.

Averages per household and month in EUR
Gross household income3,2993,5613,707| 4,086
Gross income from dependent employment1,7821,8622,056| 2,316
Gross income from self-employment225210239264
Property income390399385415
Income from public transfer payments761906842893
Income from non-public transfer payments and receipts from subletting140185184198
minus:
Taxes and social charges683728793984
Income tax, wage tax, church tax and solidarity surcharge355370416458
Compulsory social security contributions1328358377| 526
plus:
Employers’ subsidies towards voluntary or private health insurance and towards long-term care insurance in cases of voluntary or private health insurance- - - | 26
Subsidies of pension insurance funds towards voluntary or private health insurance- - - | 3
Net household income2,6152,8332,914| 3,132
plus:
Receipts from selling goods and other receipts48515148
Disposable income and receipts2,6642,8852,965| 3,180
Income from property change and loans8028071,015978
Private consumption expenditure2,0612,1772,2452,448
Other expenditure1,4501,5121,746| 1,674
memorandum item:
Remaining expenditure2287386408413
Savings316321312319

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