disposable income

noun
1.
the part of a person's income remaining after deducting personal income taxes.
2.
(in national income accounting) the total disposable income of all consumers.

Origin:
1945–50

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disposable income
 
n
1.  the money a person has available to spend after paying taxes, pension contributions, etc
2.  the total amount of money that the individuals in a community, country, etc, have available to buy consumer goods

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Example sentences
Still, you need some disposable income, or you must be so indispensable to your
  employers that they will pay for it.
Obsessed sci-fi fans with disposable income and a lust for metallic action
  figures of their own design can rest easy.
It's not that they're wallowing in money, but they certainly have enough
  disposable income to support their eccentricities.
Low- and middle-income consumers, however, do not have as much extra disposable
  income to increase their spending.
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