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Income and Expenditure Studies – Cohort 2: Sept 2015 – Aug 2016

3.     Key Survey results

3.1       Overall Household Income and Expenditure

Table 1 shows the mean household income and expenditure disaggregated by district for the period under review (September 2015 to August 2016 inclusive). There is a clear difference between Xepon and the other three districts as far as monthly household income and expenditure levels are concerned. Xepon is generally considered a much poorer district and this was borne out by data in the baseline report (Marks & Siharat, Feb. 2016a) showing that recipients in Xepon had, for example, far lower levels of household assets and income sources than the other three districts were RLP s active.

Table 1:  Monthly mean I&E during the periods Sept 2015 to Feb 2016 and from Mar to Aug 2016 of cohort-2 households, data disaggregated by district. Sept 2016 is also included.

Month

2015/16

Income / Expenditure per household per month (LAK)
Soukhouma Mounlapamok Xepon Lao-Ngam
Income Expend. Income Expend. Income Expend. Income Expend.
September 409,740 287,720 655,240 418,500 58,500 205,950 988,100 570,620
October 358,160 150,890 390,190 383,950 65,880 118,100 726,750 654,640
November 810,790 325,050 1,464,410 485,230 523,350 263,770 980,250 686,920
December 400,000 502,790 650,880 299,710 237,380 213,780 1,027,680 403,050
January 671,840 449,250 833,900 465,320 499,130 213,560 1,222,100 610,820
February 376,950 238,250 606,840 316,470 342,330 213,460 1,008,430 411,740
Mean monthly 504,580 325,660 766,910 394,860 287,760 204,770 992,220 556,300
March 478,330 444,500 586,000 458,210 354,080 204,100 1,026,900 648,620
April 747,060 536,910 668,000 488,700 340,380 309,670 1,291,210 1,485,030
May 642,060 489,530 590,000 688,000 351,590 261,130 812,850 574,560
June 810,770 570,000 1,071,830 772,890 374,850 306,310 1,059,780 606,380
July 702,940 663,120 649,830 602,220 283,280 158,160 761,200 778,650
August 1,277,750 693,810 661,840 430,240 626,450 327,050 1,288,780 586,900
Mean monthly 776,490 566,310 704,580 573,380 388,440 254,520 1,040,120 780,020
September 767,440 372,500 585,580 403,660 355,300 204,980 947,180 653,030

 

 

 

Households from the three “richer” districts of Soukhouma, Mounlapamok and Lao-Ngam have average incomes and expenditure ranging from around double (in Soukhouma and Mounlapamok) to almost three times (in Lao-Ngam) than Xepon. This last observation for Lao-Ngam, differs from that found with the households of cohort-1 where households in Lao-Ngam were richer than those from Xepon but significantly less so than those from Soukhouma.