Balochistan has increased its average monthly household income faster than any other province, despite having the lowest monthly household income, the 2018-2019 Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (PSLM) showed stats for average Household Income of Pakistanis for Each Province.
According to PSLM 2018-2019, since the last edition of the PSLM report published in June 2014, Balochistan has increased its average household income by 21 percent, the highest growth rate in any province.
PSLM 2018-2019 covered 24,809 households and collected data for Average Household Income of Pakistanis for Each Province, with an urban-rural breakdown, information on their wages, investments, liabilities, and demand and usage trends at both national and provincial rates.
In the last 5 years, the highest monthly income for households in Punjab was recorded at Rs 42,862, while Balochistan remained at the bottom with Rs 36,387. In comparison, the wages of the poorest segment of society went up higher than the richest segment.
Overall, national monthly income rose 16.2 percent over the past 5 years to Rs. 40,265 compared with the previous average of 34,642.
Average Household Income of Pakistanis for Each Province
A summary of all provinces’ household monthly income under PSLM 2018-2019 against PSLM 2013-2014 is given here.
|Province||PSLM 2018-2019 (Rs)||PSLM 2013-2014 (Rs)|
The average monthly consumption expenditure has risen since the 2014 survey by 14 percent to Rs. 37,159, according to the 2019 survey.
Poorest segment of society has the lowest monthly spending on consumption, while the richest segment reported the highest monthly spending. Similarly, the urban population has higher than the rural population consumption expenditure of 37 percent.
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With 42 percent, wages and salaries remain Pakistan’s largest portion of household income. Dependence on household income for farming activities is rising while dependence on livestock is on a downward trajectory, PSLM concluded in 2018-2019.