the part of a person's income remaining after deducting personal income taxes.
(in national income accounting) the total disposable income of all consumers.
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How to use disposable income in a sentence
These chocolates are significantly more expensive than a Hershey bar, which retails for less than a dollar, but for many, many reasons, if you have the disposable income, they are worth it.This Valentine’s Day, reach for a better box of chocolates | Daniela Galarza | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
As more members of China’s middle class enjoy higher disposable incomes, they are willing to pay for protection from counterfeiting.Beyond GameStop: Are You Ready for an Economic Moonshot? | Charu Kasturi | January 31, 2021 | Ozy
It turns out that economic growth, measured as the growth in per capita real disposable income from the first through third quarters of 2020, may explain some of what we’re seeing.
One of the things we know about household purchasing power is that when you have disposable income in your hands, you’re going to move from a root- or grain-based diet and try to get animal protein.The Man Who Saw the Pandemic Coming - Issue 94: Evolving | Kevin Berger | December 30, 2020 | Nautilus
The amount of disposable income we have makes a difference when it comes to buying time.
Of course, this only follows if you have a certain level of disposable income in the first place.
The more education and disposable income you have, the more likely you are to be reading on a digital device.New Pew Poll Finds That E-Books Are Booming but Print Holds Its Own | Malcolm Jones | January 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Debt service as a percentage of disposable income is at an extremely low level.
They want shows about younger people with more disposable income.Breaking Bad Finale: Lost Interviews With Bryan Cranston & Vince Gilligan | Andrew Romano | September 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like most gadget-obsessed Americans with (some) disposable income, I am on an iWatch watch.
British Dictionary definitions for disposable income
the money a person has available to spend after paying taxes, pension contributions, etc
the total amount of money that the individuals in a community, country, etc, have available to buy consumer goods
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