The data of the sample household living standards survey show that in the Republic of Belarus in January – September, 2017 disposable resources1) per household totaled BYN 1026.7 per month with BYN 1096.3 per month in urban areas and BYN 843.4 per month in rural areas.
Money expenditure per household totaled BYN 965.2 per month of which consumption expenditure2) accounted for BYN 738.5 (76.5%).
In the structure of household consumption expenditure the food expenditure accounted for 41.3%, purchase of non-food goods – 31% and services – 24.7%.
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.).