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Bulgaria July Average Household Income Up by 10%

Date: 17.09.2009

The average income per member of a Bulgarian household increased by 10,5% in July 2009 year-on-year, reaching BGN 321,85 per month.

Data presented on Friday by the National Statistical Institute (NSI) also shows that nearly 79% of the income is formed by salaries and pensions.

The amount of the total average expenditures for a member of a household in the same period was BGN 289,41 per month, which is an increase of 3% compared to June 2008.

51 % of all expenses are again given for food and public services. The food and beverages expenditures have increased by 3,5% to BG 107,77 per person a month, reaching 37,3% of the overall expenditure sum.

The money spent on household bills (water, electricity, heating, furniture and maintenance) went up by BGN 3,20 per member of the household in July 2009 to BGN 51,50 a month per one household member. Their share in the total expenses increased by 0,6% to 17,8%.

The health care expenditures went up by 16% in July 2009 year-on-year, reaching BGN 13,73 a month per member of a household. The alcohol and cigarettes expenditures increased significantly year-on-year - by 12,3% to BGN 14,27.

The statistics shows that bread consumption decreased year-on-year from 9,1 kilograms to 8,8 kilograms a month per member of a household. However, the meat consumption went up from 2,1 kg to 2,3 kg in the same period. Bulgarian also ate more eggs, fruit, vegetables and sugar.

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