Personal Consumption Expenditure - International Comparison

 
 
Methodology:   The annual consumption expenditure per capita is obtained from household budget surveys (such as the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey, the Netherlands Family Income and Expenditure Survey, the Swedish Household Budget Survey, etc) and converted in international dollars using the IMF PPP exchange rates [d] adjusted with the U.S. inflation rate. This reflects the amount of goods and services that would be obtained in 2005 in the U.S. Unless otherwise noted, the consumption expenditure excludes owner-imputed rent, compulsory deductions on the personal income as well as private pension insurance, life insurance, and other expenditures that do not translate directly into acquisition of goods and services. Included is non-monetary expenditure (consumption of self-supplied goods and services).
 
    
 

Annual Personal Consumption Expenditure in Constant 2005 International Dollars

Country   Total   Health   Housing   Food   Apparel   Education   Transport   Source
 
U.S.   15,816   1,068   6,072   2,543   754   372   3,336   U.S. Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey, 2005, [19].
Canada   15,094   575   5,613   2,271   823   387   2,886   Survey of Household Spending in Canada, 2005, [5].
Germany   14,868 (1)  579   5,632 (1)  2,752 (2)  767   136   2,012   Germany Household Income and Expenditure Survey, 2003, [8].
UK   14,786   168   5,162   2,802   802   223   2,463   UK Family Expenditure Survey, 2005, [21].
Switzerland   14,763   979   4,788   3,414 (2)  663   112   1,764   Enquête sur les Revenus et la Consommation, 2004, [35].
Norway   14,530   492   3,484   3,053   913   53   2,973   Norway Survey of Consumption Expenditure, 2005, [22].
Australia   14,036   724   4,240   2,429   557     2,217   Australia Household Expenditure Survey, 2004, [16].
Netherlands   13,282 (1)  474   4,571 (1)  2,299   904   563   2,223   2000 Family Income and Expenditure Survey, 2000, [27].
Finland   12,880 (1)  458   4,330 (1)  2,285 (2)  441   23   1,892   Finland Household Budget Survey, 2002, [24].
Austria   12,789   460   2,976   2,706   815   116   2,368   Austria Household Budget Survey, 2005, [25].
Belgium   12,668   704   2,647   2,364   719   120   1,958   Enquête sur les budgets des ménages, 2001, [9].
Sweden   12,403   315   3,814   2,081   834   49   2,717   Sweden Household Budget Survey, 2005, [23].
France   12,069   542   2,758   2,901   802   55   1,938   France Enquête budget des familles, 2001, [36].
New Zealand   11,524   378   4,551   1,978   421   275   1,967   New Zealand Household Economic Survey, 2004, [26].
Taiwan   10,727   1,581   2,110   2,575   401     1,481 (3)  Survey of Family Income and Expenditure in Taiwan, 2005, [10].
Israel   10,683   530   3,866   1,741   412     2,178 (3)  Israel Household Expenditure Survey and Income Survey, 2004, [11].
Spain   9,806 (1)  242   4,081 (1)  2,082   832     1,219   Encuesta Continua de Presupuestos Familiares, 2002, [9].
Japan   9,632   400   1,707   2,188   421   328   1,255 (3)  Japan Statistical Yearbook,, 2005, [17].
Hong Kong   9,057   288   2,009   1,248   508   416   1,040   Hong Kong Household Expenditure Survey, 2000, [9].
Korea   8,927   476   1,117   2,362   428   904   1,476 (3)  Korean National Statistical Office, 2005 urban+rural, [28].
Singapore   8,001   459   947   1,934   326   711   1,941   Singapore Household Expenditure Survey, 2003, [20].
Czech Republic   5,799   120   1,660   1,517   391   38   668   Czech Republic Microcensus, 2002, [9].
Latvia   5,237   188   947   1,696   394   83   561   Household Budget Survey, 2003, [9].
Slovakia   5,011   103   1,290   1,290   368   32   451   Household Budget Survey, 2003, [9].
Hungary   4,679   187   1,095   1,376   257   37   547   Household Budget Survey, 2005, [9].
Brazil   4,637   302   1,646   962   263   189   854   Pesquisa de Orcamentos Familiares, 2003, [29].
Lithuania   4,390   190   815   1,354   425   57   428   Statistics Lithuania, 2005, [33].
Poland   4,107   202   1,090   1,335   223   69   377   Household Budget Survey, 2003, [9].
Mexico   3,034   87   484   827   166   264   397   Encuesta National de Ingresos y Gastros de los Hogares, 2002, [9].
Romania   2,807       1,447         Romanian Statistical Yearbook - Population Income, Expenditure, and Consumption, 2004, [38].
Thailand   2,565   76   657   954   94   73   461 (3)  Thailand Household Economic Survey, 2001, [37].
China   2,292   159   440   932   191     249   China Statistical Yearbook, 2004 rural+urban, [30].
Philippines   2,130   48   562   928   63   87   161   Family Income and Expenditure Survey, 2003, [34].
 
 
  (1) Including owner-imputed rent.
  (2) Incl. hotels.
  (3) Including communication.

 

References

 
[5]   Statistics Canada.
[8]   Federal Statistical Office of Germany.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Household income and expenditure statistics.
[10]   National Statistics Republic of China (Taiwan).
[11]   Israel Central Bureau of Statistics.
[16]   Australian Bureau of Statistics.
[17]   Japan Statistical Yearbook, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2007.
[19]   U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[20]   Statistics Singapore.
[21]   UK National Statistics Office.
[22]   Statistics Norway.
[23]   Statistics Sweden.
[24]   Statistics Finland.
[25]   Statistics Austria.
[26]   Statistics New Zealand.
[27]   Netherlands Central Bureau Voor de Statistiek, 2004 Statistical Yearbook.
[28]   Korean National Statistical Office.
[29]   Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica.
[30]   National Bureau of Statistics of China.
[36]   Institut National de la Statistique et des tudes conomiques.
[37]   Thailand National Statistical Office.
[38]   Romania National Institute of Statistics.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.