Official Statistics of Finland

Households’ consumption

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Over one-half of the expenses of lowest income earners are spent on housing and food
13 Mar 2018
For the lowest-income quintile, the housing expenditure, such as rent, heating and water charges, alone claim 40 per cent of the households consumption expenditure. Good one-tenth is spent on food. The share of housing expenditure in the consumption expenditure of low income earners has grown strongly in 30 years, by 14 percentage points. At the same time, the share of food expenditure has fallen. Food is still the second biggest expenditure item of low income earners.

Next release:
19 Apr 2018

Description: Statistics Finland's Household Budget Survey produces data on changes in the consumption expenditure of households and on differences in consumption by population group. The survey also studies households’ housing conditions, possession of vehicles and income. In addition, the survey produces data on the benefit gained from the use of social services and the amounts of food bought home.
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Keywords: consumer durables, consumption, consumption expenditure, cost of living, expenditure, household budget survey, households, housing, income, living conditions, public welfare services, socio-economic group, use of money.
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Change: Updated data on households' consumption published in database tables
28 Feb 2014
Year 2012 has been added to the database tables of households' consumption statistics on 28 February 2014.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Households’ consumption [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-3028. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.3.2018].
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