2008/2009 Egypt Household Income, Expenditure, and Consumption Survey

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This series of Egypt Household, Income, Expenditure, and Consumption Surveys (HIECS) was started in 1955. Eleven subsequent surveys have been conducted since then in the following years: 1958, 1964, 1974, 1981, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2004, 2008, 2010, and 2012

The HIECS is of great importance among other household surveys conducted by statistical agencies in various countries around the world. This survey provides a large amount of data to rely on in measuring the living standards of households and individuals, as well as establishing databases that serve in measuring poverty, designing social assistance programs, and providing necessary weights to compile consumer price indices, considered to be an important indicator to assess inflation.

The 2008/2009 HIECS sampled 48,658 housholds in urban and rural areas. 

An overview of previous surveys and the goals of the 2008/2009 survey are available here.

Technical documents including methodology are located here.

Source / Citation: 
Economic Research Forum and Central Agency For Public Mobilization & Statistics (CAPMAS), Household Income, Expenditure and Consumption Survey, HIECS (2008/2009), Version 1.0 of the Licensed data files (March, 2013), provided by the Economic Research Forum. http://www.erfdataportal.com/index.php/catalog 
First released on: 
1 Mar, 2013 
Last version on: 
1 Mar, 2013 
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