Since the 18th National Party Congress，CPC Dehong Committee and Dehong Government have adhered to the general principle of seeking progress while keeping performance stable. By pursuing economic development, carrying out targeted poverty alleviation, Dehong has taken a series of steps to ensure stable growth, make structural adjustment, promote reform and improve the living standards. The past five years have witnessed rapid growth in people’s income, stable increase in people’s consumption and improvement in living standards.
According to the statistics, since the 18th National Party Congress, Dehong has enjoyed stable growth in the income of urban and rural residents. The disposable income of each permanent urban resident reached 24943 yuan in 2016, an increase of 7281 yuan over 17662 yuan in 2012，rising by 41.2%. Improvement has also been made in rural areas where permanent residents’ disposable income totaled 8659 yuan, an increase of 3896 yuan over 4763 yuan in 2012 and a raise of 81%.
A considerable increase has also occurred in the living expenditure of residents. The total expenditure of each urban resident hit 15752 yuan in 2016 , an increase by 3877 yuan and 32.6% compared with that of 2012. The average expenditure of a rural resident, on the other hand, totaled 6611 yuan, a raise by 2356 yuan and 55.4% compared with that of 2012. The figures illustrate a faster growth in the rural residents’ consumption level.