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Portugal households spent more than 60% on housing, transport and food

Staff Writer |
According to the Household Budget Survey 2015/2016, the annual mean consumption expenditure of households in Portugal was €20,916 in 2015/2016.

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This is 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.


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