An increase in the income of Bulgarians of over 12% at the beginning of the year was reported by the National Statistical Institute, they already exceed BGN 1,700 per month.
At the same time, the total costs increase by less than 6 percent or about BGN 1,480.
The highest incomes are from salaries, followed by pensions.
Salary income increased in the first quarter to BGN 1,002, pensions also increased, but at a slower pace and reached BGN 473. The largest increase is marked by the incomes from compensations and grants – by 42 per cent.
At the beginning of the year we spent the most on food, a little over 31%, we spent more than 17% of our income on overheads.