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Household Budget Survey. Year 2020

Average household expenditure decreased 10.7% in 2020, to 26,996 euros. In current terms it fell by 9.6%.The groups where average household expenditure decreased the most were Restaurants and hotels, Recreation and culture ,Transport and Clothing. The only groups where average household expenditure increased were Food and Housing. The highest average expenditure per person was registered in País Vasco, with 13,289 euros, and the lowest in Canarias, with 8,454 euros.

Household Budget Survey. Base 2006 - Year 2020
Indicator Note Value Variation
Average expenditure per household 26,995.76 -10.7
Average expenditure per person 10,848.22 -10.7
  • Value in Euros. Annual variation in percentage

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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.