According to a survey conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics, an average household received an income of 36,451 per month at national level in 2009 /2010. The income they received during 2006/2007 was 26,286. The medium average income has increased by 42 percent. The medium monthly household income also increased to 23,746 from 17,465 during the period under review.
The highest average monthly household income at the District level was reported to be from the Colombo District while the lowest was from the Jaffna District. The survey had been based on data collected from 25,000 housing units throughout the country.