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Data on household expenditure per week for April 2016 to March 2017.

Average household expenditure

  • Wales had the second lowest average household expenditure per week out of the 12 UK countries and English regions (£458.70), ahead of the North East (£437.00). However, average household size differs in each region. Average expenditure per person in Wales was £197.10. This was the third lowest amongst the UK countries and English regions, just above the West Midlands (£189.10) and the North East (£192.20).
  • Households in Wales spend 14% of average weekly expenditure on transport (more than any other commodity or service), this is similar to most UK countries and regions.


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