Developments in the standard of living in Germany 2015-2018

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the development of the standard of living in Germany from 2015 to 2018. During the 2018 survey period it was found that roughly 12.9 million Germans aged 14 years and older stated that they fully agreed with the statement "Today I have more money than before for treating myself."

Level of agreement towards the statement "I have more money to treat myself these days" in Germany from 2015 to 2018

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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2015 to 2018

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking population

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on basic sample:
The survey is based on the German-speaking population aged 14 years and older.

Information on random sample:
2015: 23,090 respondents, projected base of 69.24 million persons
2016: 23,102 respondents, projected base of 69.56 million persons
2017: 23,106 respondents, projected base of 70.09 million persons
2018: 23,086 respondents, projected base of 70.45 million persons

The figures refer to the following studies:
2015: VuMA 2016; 2016: VuMA 2017; 2017: VuMA 2018; 2018: VuMA 2019.

You can find more information on the methodology of the study here.

Figures have been rounded for easier understanding.

The original German statement was phrased as follows: "Ich habe heute mehr Geld als früher, um mir etwas zu gönnen."

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