|Household characteristics||Periods||Median development purchasing power (%)||Persons with purchasing power decrease (%)||Persons with purchasing power increase (%)||Purchasing power development(percentile) 20th percentile (%)||Purchasing power development(percentile) 40th percentile (%)||Purchasing power development(percentile) 60th percentile (%)||Purchasing power development(percentile) 80th percentile (%)|
|Type: Single person household||2018||-0.1||51.9||48.1||-3.3||-0.4||0.4||5.8|
|Type: Single person household||2019||0.9||30.3||69.7||-2.1||0.5||1.5||6.6|
|Type: Single person household||2020||1.7||24.3||75.7||-1.5||1.3||2.4||7.9|
|Type: Single person household||2021*||-0.6||59.6||40.4||-3.4||-1.0||0.0||6.0|
|Type: One-parent family||2018||1.1||42.3||57.7||-6.6||-0.3||3.5||12.8|
|Type: One-parent family||2019||1.9||36.3||63.7||-5.9||0.5||4.2||13.4|
|Type: One-parent family||2020||2.7||33.2||66.8||-5.8||1.3||5.0||13.8|
|Type: One-parent family||2021*||1.3||43.1||56.9||-6.7||-0.5||3.8||13.1|
|Type: Couple, no children||2018||-0.3||54.1||45.9||-4.3||-0.8||0.6||6.2|
|Type: Couple, no children||2019||0.9||35.0||65.0||-3.1||0.3||1.8||7.2|
|Type: Couple, no children||2020||1.4||31.5||68.5||-3.7||0.8||2.4||8.1|
|Type: Couple, no children||2021*||-0.8||58.6||41.4||-5.2||-1.4||0.2||6.3|
|Type: Couple, with child(ren)||2018||2.5||37.5||62.5||-5.2||0.5||4.9||13.1|
|Type: Couple, with child(ren)||2019||3.2||33.7||66.3||-4.6||1.3||5.6||13.9|
|Type: Couple, with child(ren)||2020||4.8||29.9||70.1||-4.2||2.6||7.2||15.1|
|Type: Couple, with child(ren)||2021*||2.4||38.5||61.5||-5.8||0.3||4.7||13.1|
|Source: Income as employee||2018||1.9||39.5||60.5||-5.3||0.1||4.0||11.9|
|Source: Income as employee||2019||2.7||34.6||65.4||-4.6||1.0||4.8||12.5|
|Source: Income as employee||2020||4.4||29.4||70.6||-3.8||2.5||6.5||14.0|
|Source: Income as employee||2021*||2.1||38.7||61.3||-5.5||0.2||4.2||12.3|
|Source: Income as self-employed (total)||2018||2.2||44.4||55.6||-13.5||-1.6||6.8||22.0|
|Source: Income as self-employed (total)||2019||2.8||42.9||57.1||-12.5||-1.1||7.4||24.0|
|Source: Income as self-employed (total)||2020||3.2||42.4||57.6||-15.4||-1.1||7.9||23.5|
|Source: Income as self-employed (total)||2021*||0.8||47.7||52.3||-13.6||-2.5||5.2||20.4|
|Source: Income as self-employed ...||2018||2.9||43.4||56.6||-12.9||-1.5||7.6||22.3|
|Source: Income as self-employed ...||2019||2.3||44.7||55.3||-13.4||-2.0||6.8||20.8|
|Source: Income as self-employed ...||2020||4.3||40.9||59.1||-13.0||-0.4||9.4||24.8|
|Source: Income as self-employed ...||2021*||1.9||46.1||53.9||-15.7||-3.0||7.1||24.1|
|Source: Old-age/survivors pension||2018||-0.4||61.4||38.6||-2.7||-0.7||0.0||2.3|
|Source: Old-age/survivors pension||2019||0.7||30.7||69.3||-1.4||0.4||1.0||3.5|
|Source: Old-age/survivors pension||2020||1.1||27.6||72.4||-2.0||0.8||1.5||3.3|
|Source: Old-age/survivors pension||2021*||-1.1||74.6||25.4||-3.9||-1.4||-0.8||1.0|
|Source: Social assistance benefit||2018||0.0||50.1||49.9||-3.2||-0.4||0.9||6.6|
|Source: Social assistance benefit||2019||0.8||31.3||68.7||-2.2||0.3||1.6||7.1|
|Source: Social assistance benefit||2020||1.7||24.4||75.6||-1.5||1.4||2.2||7.2|
|Source: Social assistance benefit||2021*||-0.4||53.3||46.7||-2.5||-0.8||1.2||7.5|
This table contains figures on the development of dynamic purchasing power of persons. The purchasing power development is only shown for persons with equal characteristics in the reporting year and the year before. The figures in this table are broken down into different household characteristics, like main source of income and age of the main earner. The population consists of all persons in private households with income on January 1st of the reporting year.
Data available from: 2012.
Status of the figures:
The figures in this table for the period 2012 to 2020 are final. The figures for the period 2021 are preliminary.
Changes as of 13 September 2022:
Figures for 2020 have been finalized. Figures for 2021 have been added.
When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in September 2023.
- 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 population with a decreasing purchasing power.
- Persons with purchasing power increase
- Percentage of the selected population with an increasing purchasing power.
- Purchasing power development(percentile)
- The individual purchasing power developments are ordered from low to high. Percentiles indicate the purchasing power development boundaries. A corresponding percentage of the population has a lower purchasing power development.
- 20th percentile
- 20 percent of the population has a lower purchasing power development than this value or has an equal purchasing power development.
- 40th percentile
- 40 percent of the population has a lower purchasing power development than this value or has an equal purchasing power development.
- 60th percentile
- 60 percent of the population has a lower purchasing power development than this value or has an equal purchasing power development.
- 80th percentile
- 80 percent of the population has a lower purchasing power development than this value or has an equal purchasing power development.