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%).