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The average gross monthly income per Israeli household, including all sources of
income, stood at NIS 16,577 in 2012, an increase of 3.8 percent from the
previous year, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics’ 2012 Household
Expenditure Survey, released this week.
The data, collected over a sample
of 8,742 households across the country, revealed that 77% of household income
comes from employment, about 12% from benefits and allotments, and the rest from
According to CBS, housing represents about a quarter of the
total household spending.
In the three poorest neighborhoods, the
expenditure is generally higher than the income.
In the top decile of the
wealthiest households, the monthly income is, on average, 1.5 times higher than
the total expenditure.
The figures also showed that households headed by
a company employee have an average net income of NIS 15,526 a month, while the
average spending stands at NIS 11,633.
In a household headed by a
self-employed person, they earn an average of NIS 16,602 and spend roughly NIS
13,572 per month.
In households headed by an unemployed person, the net
monthly income stands at NIS 6,771 and expenditure at NIS 6,403.
of ownership of durable goods, the CBS figures stated that as of 2012, 95% of
households own at least one mobile phone; 27.2% have a home water-purification
system and 20.3% own two or more cars.
In the top decile of Israel’s
wealthiest, 47.9% of households own two or more cars.