The Household budget survey (HBS) is a sampley survey that is carried out every five years. It provides information about consumption expenditure and the living standard of private households in Austria. The results of the survey provide information on the spending behaviour of households in Austria and about the life situation of different social groups. In addition, the data collected on expenditure totals and their distribution between individual expenditure groups provides an important basis for reweighting the basket of goods used in Consumer price indices (CPI/HICP) and is also an analytic tool for validating the results of private consumption of National accounts.
Households are randomly selected for the survey. The next Household budget survey will be carried out 2024/25.
Result of the current HBS 2019/20 are available under Consumption expenditure.
The Household budget survey is not offered in English.