(sample household living standards survey)
The data of the sample household living standards survey show that in the Republic of Belarus I Quarter, 2018 disposable resources1) per household totaled BYN 1135.9 per month, with BYN 1211.9 per month in urban areas and BYN 940.4 per month in rural areas.
Money expenditure per household totaled BYN 1063.8 per month, of which consumption expenditure2) accounted for BYN 806.1 (75.8%).
In the structure of household consumption expenditure the food expenditure accounted for 40.8%, purchase of non-food goods – 29.8% and services – 26.2%.
1) Disposable resources comprise household funds, the value of consumed home-grown food less the expenses of its production and the value of in-kind benefits and payments.
2) Consumption expenditure is expenditure of households on food (including public catering), on buying alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, non-food goods and paying for services. Consumption expenditure does not include taxes, financial assistance and other non-consumption expenditure as well as expenditure related to the production of agricultural produce in personal subsidiary plots and saving (bank deposits, purchase of real estate, foreign currency, etc.).