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Annual disposable income of households in the Netherlands 2017, by household type

In 2017, the average Dutch household had an annual disposable income of roughly 31,500 euros. Single-parent families had the lowest disposable income, at approximately 20,500 euros. By comparison, couples with a double income who did not have any children had a disposable income that was nearly two times as high. In general, Dutch households had a higher average disposable income than migrant households, regardless of whether these households consisted of Western or non-Western migrants.

 Forecast of the real disposable income 

  According to a forecast of the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, the real disposable income in the Netherlands is expected to increase in the next years. For 2019, a growth of 2.1 percent was predicted. This was a slight decrease in comparison to the previous year, when the growth forecast was three percent.

Types of income

  As of 2017, in the Netherlands the real disposable income of private households amounted to just under 340 billion euros. Almost half of that disposable income consisted of income from work. In 2017, the work income of private households was approximately 186 billion euros, whereas the benefits income was valued at 85 billion euros that year.

Average annual real disposable income of households in the Netherlands in 2017, by household type

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September 2019



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