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CSBL: last year’s monthly expenses on one household member around 188 LVL

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After two previous recession years, an increase of expenses of households was noted in 2011, but its level is still under that of 2009. Also, it is important to remember that consumption expenditure growth was only noted in the third quarter of 2011, the Central Statistical Bureau reports.

Household consumption expenditures in 2011, according to an average on one household member per month, were 188 LVL, which is by 9.50 LVL more than in 2010.

In total, the increase of consumption expenditure compared with the previous year is noted in city and rural households, as well as within households of different demographic composition and income level.

The largest consumption expenditures were noted for city households, where they reached 204 LVL on average per one household member (Riga – 232 LVL).

Compared with the previous year, food product expenditures in actual prices increased by 7%, transport – by 8.2% and household and communication services – by 7.5%, which is related to the appropriate CPI increase in relevant groups.

Household expenditures of food products, compared with the previous year, have increased from 50 LVL to 54 LVL per month on average. Communal and telecommunication services and transport follow in terms of priority expenditures. The proportion of healthcare expenditure has increased by 9.9%. Also, while in 2008 healthcare was only the ninth most important consumption expenditure, in 2011 – it is the fifth. For the first time, more money is being spent on health than shoes and clothing.

In total, primary expenditures such as food, home, transport, clothing and shoes and healthcare make up more than two thirds (69%) of the total consumption expenditures.

Household budget survey data shows – the more children there are in a household, the less the household can afford to spend. Households with three or more children, consumption expenditures of which were 111 LVL which made up 59% of the average consumption expenditures on one person per month in the country, are in the toughest position.

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  1. Maedhros says:

    I wish to every member of the Central Statistic Bureau to soon experience “living” with 188 LVL per month.

    Maybe after they’ll stop publishing crap.

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