The average household expenditure per capita in Bulgaria decreased by an annual 0.8% in the third quarter of 2020, while the average income per household member increased by 2.2%, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Tuesday.
A household member spent 1,570 levs ($953/803 euro) on average in the July-September period of this year, while their income amounted to 1,754 levs, NSI said in a statement.
Wages and salaries formed 55.2% of total household income, followed by pensions and self-employment income with 29.6% and 6.5%, respectively.
Expenses for food and non-alcoholic beverages accounted for 30.1% of total household expenditure, while expenditure on housing cost 17.8%.
Taxes and social insurance contributions constituted 13.6% of total household spending in the third quarter, followed by transport and communication services with 11.3%.