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Budget summaries 2008-2016: spending required by category
These are the budgets required for each main household type, for each year since the original MIS research in 2008:
Budget Summaries 2008-2016 Excel version
Budget Summaries 2008-2016 PDF version
To find more detailed results for household types with children of different ages, for earnings requirements and to vary assumptions about rent and some other costs, go to our online calculator or visit our data access section.
Budget detail: items and prices
Below are the detailed itemised budget spreadsheets for different household types, on which the household budgets calculated by the Minimum Income Calculator are based. For each household type, the spreadsheets are shown for the latest year in which, through the MIS research, itemised lists were compiled with members of the public.
Single female pensioner (2014)
Single male pensioner (2014)
Please note: The MIS budgets for single working age people and single pensioners are based on the average for both males and females in that category, so the single working age adult budget is the average of 'Single working age female'' and 'Single working age male' and the single pensioner budget is the average of 'Single female pensioner' and 'Single male pensioner'.