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Part A - Short definition:
Part B - Detailed definition:
Average monthly total of all shelter expenses paid by households that rent their dwelling. Gross rent includes, where applicable, the monthly rent and the costs of electricity, heat, water and other municipal services.
Private households in tenant-occupied non-farm dwellings
Derived variable: Questions E8(a), (b), (c) and E9(a)
The term shelter costs refers to 'Owner's major payments' for owner households and 'Gross rent' for tenant households.