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Household Budget Survey. Year 2022

Average expenditure per home was 31,568 euros in 2022, a 7.9% increase as compared with the previous year. The expenditure exceeded the pre-pandemic levels for the first time, with an increase of 4.4% compared with 2019. If we eliminate the effect of prices, the expenditure grew by 2.0%. However, it did not reach the pre-pandemic levels, at 3.2% below the 2019 figure. The groups in which average spending per household decreased the most were Restaurants and hotels, Leisure and Culture, and Transportation. The only groups where it fell were Alcoholic beverages and tobacco and Communications. The autonomous community with the highest expenditure per capita in 2022 was País Vasco (15,103 euros). Canarias recorded the lowest figure, with 10,698 euros.

Household Budget Survey. Base 2006 - Year 2022
Indicator Note Value Variation
Average expenditure per household 31,567.71 7.9
Average expenditure per person 12,779.54 8.5
  • 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.