Household Budget Survey, Slovenia, 2015

Average household consumption expenditure in Slovenia in 2015 EUR 17,334

Expenditure on transport, food, non-alcoholic beverages and housing accounted for half of the consumption expenditure in Slovenia in 2015.

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Average household consumption expenditure EUR 17,334, of which EUR 2,671 for food and non-alcoholic beverages
Total allocated assets in 2015 amounted to EUR 19,496 or EUR 1,625 per month. For consumption expenditure households spent EUR 17,334 (88.9% of total allocated assets) or EUR 1,444 per month. The rest was other expenditure that is not part of consumption expenditure, and this in 2015 amounted to EUR 2,163 or 11.1%. Such expenditure includes the purchase of an apartment or a house, the purchase of land for the construction of an apartment or a house, major works and other expenses.

Expenditure on transport, food and non-alcoholic beverages and housing accounted for half of the consumption expenditure
Among the consumption expenditure, which compared to 2012 increased by 3.2%, the largest share was represented by expenditure on transport (EUR 3,601 or 20.8%), followed by expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages (EUR 2,671 or 15.4%) and expenditure on housing (EUR 2,558 or 14.8%). Other major expenditure was expenditure on miscellaneous goods and services (EUR 2,062 or 11.9%) and expenditure on recreation and culture (EUR 1,466 or 8.5%).
 
Households with the lowest income spent almost 21% on food and non-alcoholic beverages
A comparison between one-fifth of households with the highest income (quintile 5) and one-fifth of households with the lowest income (quintile 1) showed that households with the highest income spent for consumption expenditure 3.2-times as much as households with the lowest income.

As regards consumption expenditure, households in the lowest two income quintiles spent the most on food and non-alcoholic beverages and on housing, while households in the top three quintiles spent the most on transport and on food and non-alcoholic beverages. The consumption expenditure for food and non-alcoholic beverages and housing represents 46% of expenditure of the households in the lowest income quintile and 23% of expenditure of the households in the highest income quintile.

Four-person households spent 2.7-times as much as one-person households
The average household in 2015 had 2.6 members and spent for consumption expenditure EUR 17,334:
• One-person households spent EUR 8,932, mostly for housing (22.8%) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (19.5%)
• Two-person households spent EUR 14,925 or 1.7-times as much as one-person households, mostly for food and non-alcoholic beverages (17.6%) and housing (18.8%)
• Three-person households spent EUR 20,669 or 2.3-times as much as one-person households, mostly for transport (22.4%) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (14.2%)
• Four-person households spent EUR 24,515 or 2.7-times as much as one-person households, mostly for transport (23.4%) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (13.3%)

Taking into account the value of own production, households spent EUR 37 more per month
If monetary value of own production of households is added to consumption expenditure, households in 2015 spent on average EUR 17,775 or EUR 1,481 per month. The monetary value of own production includes the value of products from own production consumed by the household in one year (food, beverages, wood for heating).
Infographic: Structure of consumption expenditure of households, Slovenia, 2015
Infographic: Structure of consumption expenditure of households, Slovenia, 2015
Source: SURS
Chart 1: Expenditure of households (ECOICOP) as regards income, Slovenija, 2015
Chart 1: Expenditure of households (ECOICOP) as regards income, Slovenija, 2015
Source: SURS
Table 1: Average allocated assets of households, Slovenia, 2015
Average per
household
Average per
household member
Structure
EUR%
Total19,4961)7,5241)100.0
Consumption expenditure (ECOICOP)17,3346,6891)88.9
  Food and non-alcoholic beverages2,6711,03113.7
  Alcoholic beverages and tobacco3631401.9
  Clothing and footwear1,1594475.9
  Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels2,55898713.1
  Furnishings, household equipment and
routine household maintenance
8603324.4
  Health4361682.2
  Transport3,6011,39018.5
  Communication9893825.1
  Recreation and culture1,4665667.5
  Education178690.9
  Restaurants and hotels9913825.1
  Miscellaneous goods and services2,06279610.6
Other expenditure (purchase of a dwelling, major works and renovations, other expenditure)2,163M835M11.1
M less precise estimate - use with caution
1) Some totals do not add up due to rounding.
Source: SURS
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