Table 6: Compensating variation due to the food price surge in 2006–2008.

Household categoryFirst-order effects (%)Full effects (%)

Oman9.9110.3
Locality
 Urban 9.279.77
 Rural11.7312.45
Income groups
 1st quartile11.3211.54
 2nd quartile11.0011.53
 3rd quartile10.5910.15
 4th quartile9.919.69

Source: Authors’ own calculation. Note: Compensating variation is measured as a proportion of total household expenditure in 2006–2008.