Definition of disposable income in English:

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disposable income

Pronunciation: /dəˈspōzəbəl ˈinˌkəm/ /dəˈspōzəbəl ˈiNGˌkəm/


Income remaining after deduction of taxes and other mandatory charges, available to be spent or saved as one wishes. Compare with discretionary income.
Example sentences
  • So when that pensioner in my constituency is paying a third of her income, her disposable income, on council tax, is that social justice?
  • Then disposable income for the private sector would clearly be reduced, creating an income effect.
  • The poorest fifth in society spent 7.2 percent of their disposable income on council tax in 2000.

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Syllabification: dis·pos·a·ble in·come

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