ANSA Lavoro – ROME, June 09 – In 2021, the estimate of the average monthly expenditure of Italian families is 2,437 euros in current values, recovering (+ 4.7%) on 2020. Istat announces this, specifying that half of the households spends less than 2,048 euros per month. Considering the inflationary trend (+ 1.9% the consumer price index for the national community, NIC), growth in real terms is less extensive (+ 2.8%). The figure does not compensate for the drop in 2020: compared to 2019, in fact, the change in current values still has a negative sign (-4.8%).
Growth is more intense in the North (+ 7.0% in the North-West and + 4.4% in the North-East), in the South (+ 3.9%) in the Center (+ 3.1%).
Non-food expenditure increased by 5.7% compared to 2020 (on average 1,967 euros per month). The highest increase (+ 26.5%) is observed for the Hospitality and restaurant services chapter (100 euros per month), which in 2020 had suffered a real collapse (-38.9%). Followed by Clothing and Footwear (100 euros, + 13.8% compared to the previous year; -23.3% in 2020) and Transportation (241 euros per month, + 10.8%, -24.6% in 2020). On the other hand, spending on recreation, entertainment and culture grew by only 5.9% (99 euros per month; -26.4% in 2020). Expenses for health services and health costs also increased (118 euros per month, + 9.0%), (ANSA).
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