Tel Aviv city with highest household consumption expenditures

According to report, in Tel Aviv the average income per person and the average expenditure per person were the highest among all Israeli cities.

November 17, 2014 20:38
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The city of Tel Aviv had the highest household consumption expenditures averaging some NIS 12,796 per month in 2013, according to a report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Monday.

The report, “Findings from the 2013 household expenditure survey on the 14 largest cities in Israel,” comprised surveys nationally from 9,507 households about both income and expenses, representing some 2.3 million respondents.

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In the 14 major cities, 4,509 households were surveyed, representing approximately 1.14 million respondents.

According to the report, the average income per person and the average expenditure per person in Tel Aviv were the highest among all Israeli cities, NIS 7,273 and NIS 5,822, respectively. In contrast, in Bnei Brak, the average income per person and the average expenditure per person were the lowest among all Israeli cities, NIS 2,546 and NIS 2,225, respectively.

Rishon Lezion registered the highest net income per household at NIS 17,786 while Bat Yam registered both the lowest net income and the lowest consumption expenditures per household, NIS 10,519 and NIS 8,373, respectively.

The findings indicated that Petah Tikva had the largest gap between net income and consumption expenditures of NIS 5,383 while Jerusalem registered the lowest gap of NIS 917.

The report found that the average Israeli household stood at some 3.3 people and 1.5 wage earners. Bnei Brak, however, had the largest average household at some 4.5 people while Tel Aviv had the lowest with 2.2 people per household. Furthermore, Rishon Lezion had the highest number of wage earners with an average of 1.8 per household while Haifa had the lowest at 1.1 people per household.

Across all 14 cities the largest expenditure item per household is housing with Tel Aviv registering the highest percentage of expenditure totaling 30.1 percent of expenses while Ashkelon and Beersheba had the lowest percentage at less than 20%. The second highest expense registered was transportation and media and communications.

With regard to housing, the findings indicated that 67.9% of Israelis own their houses while the percentage of people renting stands at 26.6%. Rishon Lezion registered the highest percentage of home owners with 75.7%, while in contrast Tel Aviv had the highest percentage of households at 46.6% living in rented accommodation.

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