Over the last ten years, monthly household consumer expenditure has more than doubled

In comparison to 2011–12, the per capita monthly household spending more than doubled in 2022–2023

According to a statement released on Saturday, the Household Consumption Expenditure Survey (HCES) was carried out by NSSO under the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation from August 2022 to July 2023.

The purpose of the survey is to provide estimates of household Monthly Per Capita Consumption Expenditure (MPCE) and its distribution for the nation’s states, union territories, rural and urban areas, and various socioeconomic classes.

According to the report, the average MPCE in urban areas increased by more than twice from Rs 2,630 in 2011–12 to Rs 6,459 in 2022–23 at current prices (without imputation).

Similarly, at current costs, it increased from Rs 1,430 to Rs 3,773 in rural regions.

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The lowest people consume Rs 46 per person per day.
According to the report, the average MPCE at 2011–12 prices (without imputation) in urban areas grew from Rs 2,630 in 2011–12 to Rs 3,510 in 2022–2023.

In rural regions, it increased from Rs 1,430 to Rs 2,008 at 2011–12 rates.

It shown that, at current prices in urban areas, the average MPCE also rose (with imputation) to Rs 6,521 in 2022–2023 from Rs 2,630 in 2011–12.

In rural regions, it increased from Rs 1,430 to Rs 3,860.

In urban areas, the average MPCE at 2011–12 prices (with imputation) rose from Rs 2,630 in 2011–12 to Rs 3,544 in 2022–2023. In rural regions, it went up from Rs 1,430 to Rs 2,054.

The MPCE estimates are derived on data gathered from 2,61,746 households in the core sample, which is dispersed over all states and Union Territories (1,55,014 in rural areas and 1,06,732 in urban areas).

The customary procedure of imputation of the value figures for consumption out of gifts, loans, free collection, and products obtained in return for goods and services, among other things, has been carried out in HCES:2022-23. As a result, estimates of MPCE have been created.

Additionally, HCES:2022–23 includes a provision for gathering data on the amount of consumption for a variety of commodities that families acquire and utilize at no cost via different social welfare programs.

As a result, the value figures for non-food items such as laptops, tablets, mobile phones, bicycles, motorcycles, school uniforms, shoes, and other items that the households received free of cost through these programs have been imputed using the appropriate method. The food items include rice, wheat/atta, jowar, bajra, maize, ragi, barley, small millets, pulses, gram, salt, sugar, and edible oil.

As a result, further MPCE estimates for HCES: 2022–2023 have also been generated, taking into account the imputed values of these goods as well as consumption of food that is consumed outside the house, free collection, gifts, loans, etc.