New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Residents of Delhi spend more per month compared to people in any other state with large chunk of their money being spent on food items, said a Delhi government report released here Monday.
According to ‘Household Consumer Expenditure in Delhi’ brought out by the directorate of economics and statistics, the monthly per capita expenditure in urban areas of Delhi is the highest in the country.
Releasing the report, Delhi Finance Minister A.K. Walia said: ‘The average monthly per capita expenditure of Delhi has increased from Rs.1,972 in 2007 to Rs.2,078 in 2008. At the national level, the monthly per capita expenditure is Rs.1,472.’
About 37 percent of monthly per capita expenditure of Delhi residents was on food items, the report said.
The report also revealed that about seven percent of total households were headed by female members of the family.
Walia said that as per the survey, the literacy level in urban area of Delhi was 85 percent in 2008.