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A recent study by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics has shown that the Egyptian family spends an average of 40 percent of its income on food and beverages, while the percentage of the annual expenditure on education is 3.9 percent.
The study, which was conducted in 2010/11, showed that a family headed by an illiterate breadwinner spends 45.5 percent on food and beverages, one with secondary education 40.5 percent and one with a university degree 30.8 percent.
The study also revealed that families living in backyards or cemeteries spend 63 percent on food and beverages, those in flats 38.4 percent, and those in villas 24.4 percent.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm