The data provided by theINSTAT, thereAlbanian Statistics Institute, they report that last year the average consumption of an Albanian family increased by 3,4%, reaching on average the 76.000 lekë, about 620 euros per month.
Over 44% of the expenditure is intended for food consumption; the richest 10% of the population has per capita consumption three times higher than the national average.
The typical Albanian family is composed of 3,7 members and has an average consumption of 76.000 lekë, ie about 24.000 lekë (196 euro) per capita.
According to INSTAT data, the Albanians spent 44% of the entire family budget on food consumption. Rent and bills follow. While, compared to the 2017, they spent more money on home repairs and healthcare costs. On the other hand, expenses for education, entertainment and culture have fallen, as well as for restaurants and hotels.
Food expenses came to 33.000 lekë (270 euro) per month, against the 32.000 (260 euro) of the 2017.
The richest region of Albania continues to be Tirana with a consumption of 89.000 lekë (730 euros) per month, while the poorest region is Dibra, with a consumption of 58.000 lekë (475 euro).
Albanian families in the poorest part of the population, 20% of the total, spend only 0,2% of their monthly income on education, 15 times less than the rest of the country, which has an average of 3%.
Over 90% of all Albanian families have an average per capita consumption of only 20.000 lekë (163 euros) per month.
The richest 10 has an average per capita consumption of 60.000 lekë (490 euro), with a spending capacity higher than 1,7 times compared to the rest of the poorest population.
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