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Household Budget Survey. HBS. Year 2018

Average household expenditure, in current terms, is 29,871 euros in 2018, increased 1.4% than the previous year. 30.3% of households made a purchase through the Internet. The highest average expenditure per person was recorded in the País Vasco, with 14,406 euros, and the smallest in Canarias, with 9,405 euros.

Household Budget Survey. Base 2006 - Year 2018
Indicator Note Value Variation
Average expenditure per household 29,871.28 2.3
Average expenditure per person 12,018.94 2.5
  • Value in Euros. Annual variation in percentage
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Year 2018 Published: 30/07/2019

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The Household Budget Survey (HBS) provides annual information on the nature and destination of consumption expenses, as well as on a range of features relating to household living conditions.

Consumption expenses refer both to the monetary flow into the home for paying for specific final consumption goods and services, and to the value of goods received for self-consumption, self-supply, payment in kind, free or subsidised food and rent of the dwelling in which the household lives (when it is owned or granted by other households or institutions). Expenses are recorded at the time of acquisition, irrespective of whether payment is in cash or in instalments.

The sample size is approximately 24,000 households per year.