Household Budget Survey 2015/2016, INE

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Press Release:  19 December 2016 - 9 Page(s)
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Expenditure  Household Budget Survey  Households  Income  Wealth

According to the provisional results of the Household Budget Survey 2015/2016, the annual mean consumption expenditure of households was €20,916 in 2015/2016, reflecting a nominal increase of 2.6% over the annual mean consumption expenditure of households of €20,391 in 2010/2011.
Expenditures on housing (31.8%), transport (14.7%) and food (14.4%) continued to represent the largest share of mean consumption expenditure of households: 60.9% in 2015/2016.
By region, only the annual mean consumption expenditure in the Área Metropolitana de Lisboa exceeds the country’s mean consumption expenditure, in about 14.6%. The remaining regions have an annual mean consumption expenditure lower than the one registered at national level, with highlight to Região Autónoma dos Açores (-17.9%), Alentejo (-14.4%) and Região Autónoma da Madeira (-11.7%).
The annual mean consumption expenditure of households increased by 2.6% between 2010/2011 and 2015/2016 in nominal terms, while it decreased by 4.2% in volume (constant prices) in the same period.
The Survey provisional data also indicate that the annual mean consumption expenditure of households with dependent children is 44% higher than the mean consumption expenditure of households without dependent children.



Original title:  Households spent more than 60% on housing, transport and food