Households in Georgia spend 37.8 % of their total consumption expenditure on food, beverages, tobacco in 2019

In 2019, households in Georgia spent 37.8 % of their total consumption expenditure on food, beverages, tobacco in 2019, while the share of expenditure on education was 2.8%, the Georgian National Statistics Office (Geostat) said on Monday.

According to Geostat, in 2019, the average monthly expenditures of the population in Georgia amounted to GEL 1 220.1 million, 4.8 % higher compared to the last year.

The survey results show that the average monthly expenditures per household amounted to GEL 1 146.1, while the average monthly expenditures per capita amounted to GEL 327.7.

“In 2019, the share of household cash consumption expenditures in total expenditures was 68.2 %, 1.3 higher compared to 2018 year. Similarly, as for incomes, the amount of households expenditures in urban areas was considerably higher and amounted to GEL 764.4 million. The same indicator for rural areas amounted to GEL 455.7 million,” Geostat said.

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