Brazil's national average household income per capita $400.16 in 2016

Only in 12 out of the 27 states did the income per capita exceed $330

Published on 24/02/2017 - 14:58 By Nielmar de Oliveira reports from Agência Brasil - Rio de Janeiro

The nominal monthly household income per capita in Brazil was $400.16 in the national average for 2016, as against $363.27 in 2015. These figures were calculated based on data from the Continuous National Household Sample Survey (PNAD) published by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics.

Only in 12 out of the 27 Brazilian states did the nominal household income per capita exceed $330.00. Once again, the largest income per capita ($767.35) was reported for the Federal District, the state that is home to the seat of the central government, Brasília. The lowest income per capita ($187.68) was found in Maranhão state.

In 2015, the same 12 states had nominal monthly incomes per capita higher than $330.00, and like in 2016, the Federal District ($735.69) and Maranhão ($166,00) were the two states with the largest and lowest income per capita.

According to the IBGE, household incomes are calculated considering both work earnings and other sources of income earned by residents in the relevant month of the survey. Household income per capita is calculated by dividing the household income equally by the total number of residents. This income data is calculated for each state and nationwide.

Translated by Mayra Borges

Fonte: Brazil's national average household income per capita $400.16 in 2016

Edition: Valéria Aguiar / Nira Foster

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