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Mexico Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Nacional de Ingresos y Gastos de los Hogares (ENIGH)
Mexico (MEX)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2008 - 11/2008
Series or system 
Mexico Household Income and Expenditure Survey (ENIGH)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of this survey was to investigate the income, spending, sociodemographic, and employment situations of households in Mexico. The data were collected through in-home in-person interviews. The survey included households in urban and rural areas throughout Mexico. The sample size for this round was 35,146 households.

The questionnaire asked about living conditions and household assets, education, employment activities of persons 12 years and older, a 7-day household expenditure diary, detailed questions on spending, and income.

This survey ran two modules at the same time, to the same population sample, using the same questionnaires. The modules were called Traditional and New Construction. The difference between the two was the construction of the variables and how they are presented in the results. The New Construction results segmented spending and income into tabulations that included monetary and nonmonetary incomes and expenditures.