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Tanzania Household Budget Survey 2011-2012


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2011 - 10/2012
Series or system 
Tanzania Household Budget Survey
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of the Household Budget Survey (HBS) is to develop strategies on reducing poverty by collecting household data on income, expenditures, and economic and housing information.  This is the sixth HBS conducted in Tanzania; changes in the 2011-2012 survey included questions on tourism, agriculture, migration, and non-food recall periods.

The sample size was 10,400 households, and 9,788 were successfully interviewed for a 94.1% response rate.