Increase in family spending is double rate of inflation
Thursday 05 August 1993
Most of the money went on food and housing (about 18 per cent each); motoring and other transport and leisure each took 15 per cent.
Figures from the Central Statistical Office showed that the average gross weekly household income was pounds 342.90 compared with pounds 338.20 a year earlier.
The CSO's survey of 7,000 households, due to be published next month, found that the average family spends pounds 47.40 a week on housing; pounds 13 on fuel, light and power; pounds 47.70 on food; pounds 11.10 on alcohol; pounds 5.40 on tobacco; pounds 16.40 on clothing and shoes; pounds 35.30 on household goods and services; pounds 10.20 on personal goods; pounds 42.90 on transport; pounds 40.90 on leisure and pounds 1.80 on other items.
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