Disposable income is the total current income of the family that can be spent on expenditures or savings.
These statistics include both wages for work, income from business activity, and money received from the state budget, such as pensions or social benefits.
According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Poland’s disposable income in 2019 increased by 6%. This is one of the best results among the economies of the world.
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Costa Rica, the smallest member of the OECD, came in first with household income growth of 7.5% annually (data for this country from 2017, OECD uses the most recent available data in its statistics).
Higher growth than Poland was recorded in Canada, Estonia and Lithuania. The annual increase in disposable income in Hungary amounted to 4.2%, in the United States – 3.6%, in the Czech Republic – 3.2%, in France – 1.8%, in Great Britain and Spain – 1.7%.
In Germany, the figure was just below zero, and in Italy, real household income decreased by 2.1%.
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