Caribbean NL; purchasing power development persons in private households

Caribbean NL; purchasing power development persons in private households

Characteristics households and persons Caribbean Netherlands Periods Median development purchasing power (%) Persons with purchasing power decrease (%)
Total persons Bonaire 2012 3.2 42
Total persons Bonaire 2013 1.6 45
Total persons Bonaire 2014 2.0 43
Total persons Bonaire 2015 4.6 36
Total persons Bonaire 2016 3.0 42
Total persons Bonaire 2017 1.6 44
Total persons Bonaire 2018 -1.8 55
Total persons Bonaire 2019* 3.9 40
Total persons St. Eustatius 2012 4.5 41
Total persons St. Eustatius 2013 2.3 41
Total persons St. Eustatius 2014 1.1 48
Total persons St. Eustatius 2015 4.6 37
Total persons St. Eustatius 2016 2.0 43
Total persons St. Eustatius 2017 3.3 42
Total persons St. Eustatius 2018 2.5 44
Total persons St. Eustatius 2019* 4.9 38
Total persons Saba 2012 4.6 36
Total persons Saba 2013 3.3 38
Total persons Saba 2014 3.1 38
Total persons Saba 2015 3.1 34
Total persons Saba 2016 6.1 31
Total persons Saba 2017 1.5 42
Total persons Saba 2018 -0.9 52
Total persons Saba 2019* 4.9 34
Source: CBS.
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Table description

This table contains the dynamic purchasing power of people in the Caribbean Netherlands; the islands of Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba. Persons are differentiated according to sex, position in the household and household characteristics age main earner, main income source and income level. The income level quartile groups are determined per island, since the income differences between the islands make a classification for the Caribbean Netherlands as a total difficult to interpret.

The population consists of the people in private households with income observed. The reference date is December 31 of the year under review.

Data is available starting from:

Status of the figures:
The figures for the years 2011 through 2018 are final.
The figures for 2019 are provisional.

Changes June 8, 2021:
The figures for 2018 are final. The figures for 2019 are provisional.

When will new figures be published?
New figures are expected in May 2022.

Description topics

Median development purchasing power
Purchasing power is defined as the equivalised household income adjusted for price developments, which are based on the consumer price index (CPI). Purchasing power is used to determine income changes (in real terms), but may also be used to determine (developments in) differences in prosperity between individuals or households.

The development is measured by the median change in purchasing power. The median is defined as the value separating the higher half from the lower half. In simple terms, it may be thought of as the 'middle' value of a data set.

Persons with purchasing power decrease
Percentage of the selected (sub)population with decreasing purchasing power.