Urbanites Spend 84 Pct More Than Rural Indians: Survey

Urbanites Spend 84 Pct More Than Rural Indians: Survey

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 13:15 Hrs
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Bangalore: Today, there are two sets of Indians known as Urban Indians and the Rural Indians who in spite of being the citizens of the same country are found to be quite different in terms of their life style, food habits, and professions and also in way of spending money.

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation in its 68th round survey has declared the main indicators of household consumer expenses in India from the data collected during July 2011 to June 2012 according to NSS report.

According to the estimate of average monthly per capita expenditure (MPCE), around 1430 is the total expense of the rural Indians per month and around Rs 2630 for the urban dwellers, which is 84 percent higher than average rural MPCE for the entire country.

For rural Indians, food is considered as the most important element for sustaining a healthy life. As such the total expenses on food and its items amount to 756 (52.9 percent), which is much more than they spend on non food items at only 673, which is 42.6 percent.

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