Portuguese families with expenses above the EU average in 2019, reveals Eurostat

According to the European statistical office, the largest share of Portuguese families' expenses were to pay for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (17,6%), according to the report, followed by food and non-alcoholic drinks (16,1, XNUMX%).

Total Portuguese domestic expenditure amounted to 68,2% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019, above the European Union average (EU 52,6%) and the fourth highest level among Member States, according to data from the Eurostat.

In 2019, total EU domestic expenditure amounted to 52,6% of GDP, with Portugal registering a higher level of expenditure (68,2%), the fourth largest after Greece (76,1% of GDP), Croatia ( 73,0%) and Cyprus (70,7%).

At the other end of the table, with the lowest weight of domestic expenses in GDP, in 2019 were Ireland (28,2%), Luxembourg (32,9%), the Netherlands (43,2%) and Sweden (43,6%).

According to the European statistical office, the largest share of Portuguese families' expenses were to pay for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (17,6%), according to the report, followed by food and non-alcoholic drinks (16,1, XNUMX%).

Third, in the Portuguese household budget, there are expenses with restaurants and bars (13,9%), followed by transport (13,3%) and various expenses (11,2%).

On average in the EU, almost a quarter (23,5%) of household consumption expenditure last year was for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, followed by transport (13,1% ) and “food and non-alcoholic beverages (13,0%).

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