Bulgaria's household spending per capita up 8.2% in Q1, income grows 6.9%

Bulgaria's household spending per capita up 8.2% in Q1, income grows 6.9%

The average household expenditure per capita in Bulgaria rose by 8.2% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, while the average income per household member added 6.9%, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Tuesday.

A household member spent 1,607 levs ($1,000/821.6 euro) on average in the January-March period of this year, while their income amounted to 1,830 levs, NSI said in a statement.

Wages and salaries formed 55.2% of household income, followed by pensions and self-employment income with 31.3% and 5.5%, respectively.

Expenses for food and non-alcoholic beverages accounted for 28.4% of total household expenditure, while expenditure on housing cost 19.5%.

Taxes and social insurance contributions made 13.6% of total household spending in the review period, followed by transport and communication services with 11.6%.

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