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Table 7 Food consumption

From: Analysing Gordon’s trade-off by adapting Thurow’s approach of pure public good to the German energy sector

Food and beverage expenditures of private households in Germany 2008 according to their household type
Net income groups in € Single Single with children Couples Couples without children Couples with children Other households
All households 182 281 400 360 478 483
under 900 148 193 317 289 298 287
900–1300 172 236 276 269 333 266
1300–1500 182 262 289 283 320 313
1500–2000 193 286 328 314 382 331
2000–2600 202 303 359 340 423 369
2600–3600 213 333 396 365 457 446
3600–5000 219 366 435 389 491 514
5000–18,000 222 357 486 433 547 603
Food dispersiona 1.22 1.27 1.22 1.20 1.14 1.25
  1. Source: Own calculation based on German Federal Statistical Office, 2011. Italic numbers own estimation
  2. aFood consumption dispersion: ratio of the food consumption of the highest income group to the food consumption of the average household of the social group