Montenegro Household Budget Survey (HBS) is conducted pursuant to the Law on Statistics and Statistical System of Montenegro and the Programme of Statistical Surveys.
The survey has been harmonized with International standards and recommendations of EUROSTAT and UN, which enables international comparability of data.
The survey collects data about incomes, expenditures and consumption of households, i.e., data about primary elements of personal consumption, as well as data about some important indicators of living standard (dwelling conditions, possession of permanent goods, etc.) and primary data about demographic, economical and sociological characteristics of households.
The Montenegro Household Budget Survey (HBS) 2011 collects data about incomes, expenditures and consumption of households, i.e., data about primary elements of personal consumption, as well as data about some important indicators of living standard (dwelling conditions, possession of permanent goods, etc.) and primary data about demographic, economical and sociological characteristics of households.
The aim of the Household Budget Survey is:
- to calculate data for the balance of personal consumption within the National Accounts System;
- to create a database for obtaining the weight for the calculation of consumer price index;
- to serve as the main source of data for production on poverty lines and analyses (consumption method).
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The survey unit is a household.
The term household refers to:
a) Single person living, spending and feeding individually;
b) Community of persons living, feeding and spending received income together.
The scope of the survey includes:
- Salaries and wages in money;
- Income from pension insurance;
- Income from social protection;
- Gifts and income;
- Other available assets;
- Personal consumption of households;
- Personal consumption from own production.
Producers and sponsors
Statistical Office of Montenegro
Statistical Office of Montenegro
The sample of the survey is two-stage stratified sample, with enumeration areas as primary and households as secondary selection units. On annual level, the sample consists of 1560 households, each month 26 enumeration areas, i.e. 130 households are selected.
The 2011 survey examined 1,287 households which make the 82.50% response rate.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
The survey uses the questionnaire based interview method, where the reference period for permanent goods is 12 months, for semi-durables 3 months, using the diary (household is running the consumption diary in the reference month).
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
Statistical Office of Montenegro. Montenegro Household Budget Survey (HBS) 2011, Ref. MNE_2011_HBS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [url] on [date].
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.