The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) stated that the average expenditure of households on communication means during 2015 reached EGP 905, which represents about 2.5% of their total spending.
This came in the 95th issue of the semi-annual magazine “Population, Research and Studies”. This issue includes several analytical studies, such as patterns of Egyptian households’ spending on telecommunications in 2015, reproductive health indicators from 2005 to 2014, how Egyptian women used their time in 2015, and finally, efforts to face the population crisis.
According to CAMPAS, the study of patterns of Egyptian households’ expenditure on telecommunication means during 2015 aims at identifying the levels and patterns of annual spending of the Egyptian households on means of communication and the change in expenditure between 2012/2013 and 2015.
Furthermore, CAMPAS stated that 2.5% is considered a low percentage compared to other spending ratios, as expenditure of households on communication means ranked the tenth on the expenditure list.
“The average and annual percentage of households’ expenditure on communications rises as their living standard rises, as it recorded EGP 473 in the first category (the poorest), which is about 2.1% of total expenditure and it rises to EGP 1,384 for the rich (the highest expenditure) which represents 2.6% of the total expenditure,” according to the CAMPAS study.
Finally, the CAMPAS study stressed that there is a slight decrease in the percentage of annual expenditures of households on telecommunication means from 2.7% of total expenditure in 2012/2013 to 2.5% in 2015.