Irish households spend less on food and drink and more on housing

The key facts and figures from the CSO's latest household budget survey

21st June, 2017
Irish households spend less on food and drink and more on housing
The average Irish household spends €845 a week Pic: Getty

The average Irish household spent €845 a week in 2015/2016, an increase of 4.3 per cent on five years earlier, the Central Statistics Office said, as spending on food, alcohol and tobacco fell but the proportion of the household budget going on housing rose.

- The average gross weekly household income in 2015-2016 was €1,097, which was 6.8 per cent higher than five year earlier. Disposable income, after income tax and social insurance is deducted, was nearly...

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