Bulgaria's household spending per capita down 0.8% y/y in Q3, income up 2.2%

Bulgaria's household spending per capita down 0.8% y/y in Q3, income up 2.2%

The average household expenditure per capita in Bulgaria decreased by an annual 0.8% in the third quarter of 2020, while the average income per household member increased by 2.2%, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Tuesday.

A household member spent 1,570 levs ($953/803 euro) on average in the July-September period of this year, while their income amounted to 1,754 levs, NSI said in a statement.

Wages and salaries formed 55.2% of total household income, followed by pensions and self-employment income with 29.6% and 6.5%, respectively.

Expenses for food and non-alcoholic beverages accounted for 30.1% of total household expenditure, while expenditure on housing cost 17.8%.

Taxes and social insurance contributions constituted 13.6% of total household spending in the third quarter, followed by transport and communication services with 11.3%.

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