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disposable income

noun [U]
 
 
( also expendable income) ECONOMICS
the income that someone has available to spend or save after taxes have been taken out and they have paid for food and other basic needs: For the first six months, average disposable income for urban dwellers rose 14%. High petrol prices will reduce disposable income. →  Compare discretionary income , take-home pay
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