The latest surveys on household consumption in Great Britain show that the British spend 2 percent of their income on cigarettes and alcohol. On the other hand, data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics show that in 2014 Croatians spent 2.2 percent of the household budget on cigarettes and alcohol.
Furthermore, as far as food and drinks are concerned, the average household in Croatia spends the majority of its income or 29.5 percent on food and drinks, whilst the average household in the UK spends only 11 percent. Unlike Croatia where the consumption of food is on the top of the household bills list, the British spend most money on transport (14%), rent and energy consumption.
The data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics show that the items of transport, rent and energy consumption are on the second and third place on the list of the average household in Croatia, but with higher shares; rent and energy consumption account for 16.2 percent of the household budget, whilst transport accounts for 13 percent.
Large differences between spending in Croatia and the UK are also visible in the segment of restaurant and hotel services. The average household in Croatia spends only 2.7 percent of its budget a month on these services, whilst the average household in the UK spends 9 percent, or almost three times more than the average household in Croatia.
According to the national survey in the UK, the average British household has more money left for spending on recreation and culture. For this purpose, the British spend twice as much than Croatians i.e. recreation and culture account for 13 percent of the consumption of British households, but only 6 percent of the consumption of Croatian households.
However, both countries have one thing in common; the least money is spent on education, which accounts for only 1 percent of the total consumption of the average household in Croatia and in the UK.