- Galina Kolev ·
- IW-Kurzbericht Nr. 3 ·
- 5 January 2018
An EU comparison: The structure of consumer spending
The purchasing power of EU consumers varies considerably. This is also reflected by the structure of households’ expenditure. The share of food in consumer spending is highest in Romania, one of the countries with the lowest per capita income. On the other hand, the top earner, Luxembourg, has the highest expenditure share compared to the rest of the EU for transport and especially for the purchase of motor vehicles.