Consumption Structure of Pension Households

Based on the 2019-20 consumption survey, which is conducted by Statistics Austria every five years, the first part of the paper takes a closer look at the consumption expenditure of pension households. The focus is also on the change in consumption levels and the consumption expenditure structure between the 2015-16 consumption survey and the most recent survey. In the second part of the paper, the tax burden of pension households with direct taxes and consumption-based taxes is examined.