The 2017-18 Household Budget Survey (2017-18 HBS) was implemented by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the Poverty Eradication Division in the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP). The funding for the 2017-18 HBS was provided by the Government of Tanzania and Development Partners including World Bank, UN Women, Irish Embassy, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC). Technical assistance was provided by the World Bank (WB), UN Women and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The 2017-18 HBS revealed that average consumption per household per month in Tanzania Mainland was TZS 416,927. The average household consumption expenditure was higher in Urban Areas (TZS 534,619) than in Rural Areas (TZS 361,956).

The basic needs poverty has declined from 28.2 percent in 2011-12 HBS to 26.4 percent in the 2017-18 HBS. Similarly, the food poverty declined from 9.7 percent in 2011-12 to 8.0 percent in 2017-18.

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