This means that the average income of a family of 2.5 people in June stood at 689.35 leva, or 277.85 leva per person, compared to 614.09 leva and 243.11 leva per person a year ago.
Wages and salaries continue to be the most important source of income for Bulgarians – 53.6% or 376.95 leva, pensions rank second with 23% or 158.72 leva. The share of sales is decreasing from 5% to 3.2%.
Food and beverages continue to be the largest expenditure in the family budget - 246.53 leva, 36%. Spending on tobacco and alcohol is slightly down -0.2% to 30.10 leva per person.
Utilities are the second highest expenditure. Rent, water, electricity and gas cost Bulgarians an average of 80.04 leva, 0.8% up from June last year.
Spending on transport has risen significantly, to 37.8 leva, or 8% of the total budget, against 6.8% a year ago.
Costs on furniture and house maintenance are down to 3.7%, compared with 4.3% last year.
Taxes account for 3.1% of the average household budget in Bulgaria, slightly up from 2.9% in June 2007.
The NSI also records decreasing consumption of bread (-0.2 kg to 8.9 kg per household), of fresh and frozen vegetables (7.6 kg), yogurt (2.5 kg). Bulgarians consumed more fresh and frozen fruits (2.6 kg) and meat (2.1 kg).