Greek Households Spend 2.3% More in 2019, Report Says

September 30, 2020

ATHENS — Total annual spending by Greek households was 72,347,256,104 euros in 2019, up 2.3 pct from the previous year, while average annual household spending was 17,738 euros or 1,478 euros per month, an increase of 2.5 pct from 2018, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Wednesday.

The statistics service, in a report, said that average annual spending per person was 6,943 euros, up 2.5 pct in 2019. The biggest part of household spending was food and beverages (20 pct), housing (14 pct) and transport (13.4 pct), while the smallest part (3.3 pct) was for education services. A 50 pct of households spend more than 1,151 euros per month. The highest average annual spending was recorded in the Southern Aegean (20,093 euros), while the lowest in Central Greece (12,933 euros). On an annual basis, the biggest declines in average consumption of food-alcohol-tobacco was recorded in cigarettes (12.8 pct), pasta (5.1 pct), olive oil (3.7 pct), rice (3.6 pct) and yoghurt (2.3 pct), while the biggest increases were in fish (7.1 pct), cheese (2.3 pct) and vegetables (0.8 pct).

The average monthly quantity of natural gas and electricity power consumed by primary residences rose 19 pct and 0.9 pct, respectively, while the average monthly quantity of liquid and solid fuel fell 8.7 pct and 2.1 pct, respectively.

A 17.1 pct of the population was facing the risk of poverty.


ATHENS - Retail enterprises' turnover grew 14.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


Pentagon Says More High-Tech Weapons Going to Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 defense leaders from around the world met Monday and agreed to send more advanced weapons to Ukraine, including a Harpoon launcher and missiles to protect its coast, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.