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Household Spending: Urban homes spend 84% more, Muslims spend mostly on food

Economists say that the poor tend to spend most of their expenditure on essentials like food. The share of spending on food and beverages decreases as a household’s income rises.

Written by ZEESHAN SHAIKH | Mumbai | Updated: October 18, 2017 7:03 am
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Urban households spend 84% more per month than their rural counterparts on household expenditure, according to a paper released by the Ministry of Statistics. “Household Consumer Expenditure across Religious Groups in India”, a paper by Monojit Das, deputy director of the National Sample Survey Office, looks into variations in consumer expenditure by various religious groups.

Household monthly per capita consumer expenditure (MPCE), usually taken to reflect the living standard of households, is Rs 2,630 for urban India, 84% more than the MPCE for rural India which is Rs 1,430.

The difference in rural and urban spending is the least for Muslims, suggesting that where a household lives has the least bearing on its economic position. The difference in rural and urban spending is the highest for Hindus at 67.04%; for Christians it is 47.36%.

The difference in spending in urban and rural households is the least in the country’s Muslim community which remains one of the most poor sections of Indian society. Spending on food is the highest for Muslim households; this community’s expenditure on food is higher than non-food expenditure.

Economists say that the poor tend to spend most of their expenditure on essentials like food. The share of spending on food and beverages decreases as a household’s income rises.

The share of food expenditure for Muslims in Rural India is 59.3% compared to the national average of 52.9%. In urban India, Muslims spend 49.5% on food compared to the national average of 42.6%.

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  1. Mohd Sarwar Nasree
    Oct 18, 2017 at 1:14 pm
    The differences in house hold expense for Hindus as well as Christian are more than Muslims which stand at 67 and 47 respectively for Muslims it is at 34 . Where as per capita consumption in rural Muslims are more than other community and somewhat lesser in urban. With food consumption for Muslims are high st 59 . 49 in rural as well as urban areas . Following inference can be drawn out of this stupid and biased exercise . 1. Urbanisation is less in Muslim community and mostly are located in rural areas so technically Muslim household in rural areas should have more expenses ratio then the urban part, also need to check the migration of Hindus to cities for jobs and other works has increased . 2. Food expenses remain high for Muslims depending on the eating habits as they spent almost 59 on food then others things . Also post 2014 food prices has escalated which also should be taken into consideration. 3. other community has been spending more on education and development
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      chitta
      Oct 18, 2017 at 12:11 pm
      There are many Muslim organizations who gives fund to Muslims man for giving birth to more and more children. So one Muslim man can care 5 to 10 children. But Hindu do not have any such organizations. So Muslims birth rate is higher.
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        Anonymous
        Oct 18, 2017 at 11:31 am
        Editors are so immature that they didn't even think of writing about how many family members does a Muslim have and a Hindu. They should be unbiased on this.
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        1. Urmila Duhan
          Oct 18, 2017 at 10:41 am
          why is government money spent on interlinking religion with household spendings? what good is the study to alleviate overall poverty of the country? Such studies can only aim to allocate future government funds based on regions affiliations, which is NOT RIGHT.
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            Hindu
            Oct 18, 2017 at 11:19 am
            The way one religion has grown in last 70 years in india another partision is due in 2/3 decades . The country will again get divided and one part will be exclusive for muslims ( just as what happenned in Pakistan and Bangladesh ) and another part will have Hindus and Muslims living as bhai bhai continuing the great ancient tradition of secularism of India . Long live secular traditions of India .The country will again get divided and one part will be exclusive for muslims ( just as what happenned in Pakistan and Bangladesh ) and another part will have Hindus and Muslims living as bhai bhai continuing the great ancient tradition of secularism of India . Long live secular traditions of India .
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              M Shukla
              Oct 18, 2017 at 11:22 am
              Paid BJP / RSS IT Troll spreading lies to build hatred and violence in the country.
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              Lateef Khan
              Oct 18, 2017 at 12:53 pm
              Good post. This Feku setup is projecting everything thru RELIGION. The fascist and divisive dogs are the Traders of RELIGION, whose only job is to divide and destroy the COUNTRY. We must totally scrap relibased castbased regionbased etc setups. The advancement is visible thru dung n mutr with andhBhakts showing way everywhere...the freaks are just poking their aaaz in every thing so that the masses are deflected from real issues and be taken for a ride ... JaiHind
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              Oct 18, 2017 at 10:22 am
              Katwaas don't know anything other than , Kashmir, Quran, Beef, Jihad, Terror. These shows katwaas are not only katwaas but Kashmir katwaas bhawdaas.
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