52. If rented, what is the monthly amount of rent in BIRR?
Enter the amount of rent in the space provided _ _ _ _
Column 52: If the house is rental, how much is the monthly rent?
If the response to question 51 is code 2 or 3 or 4, then the amount of rent will be asked and recorded in column 52. When recording the rent in column 52, cents must be rounded up to the nearest Birr (Ethiopian currency). This means that cents over 50 cents but less than a birr will be rounded to one Birr and cents less than 50 cents will be dropped down. For example if the monthly rent is Birr 10.50, then 10.50 will be recorded in the space provided and 0011 in card columns 41 to 44. However if the house rent was Birr 10.25, then the figure 20.25 will be recorded in column 52 and, 0010 in card columns 41 to 44.
If a house is rented by two or more households, the amount of monthly house rent recorded will be the sum total of rent all households pay. If a household rents more than one house the amount of rent will be the total of all rents. Also if an individual has own house and resides in another house with higher rental value than his house but pays only the difference between the rental values of the house he rented and that of his own, then the rent recorded in this column will be the difference. For houses with undetermined rental value, it is necessary to indicate in the column that it is undetermined.
This variable indicates the monthly rent amount (in Birr).