Infographic: Where American’s Spend Their Money
By Adam Zoltowski
Issue 6 Winter 2010
A good measure of desire is to simply examine where we spend our money. In the United States, as evidenced in the infographic to the right, you can see we spend more than a third of our money on housing, another 15% on transportation and nearly 13% on food. Houses, cars, and food account for 50% of our expenditures yearly, according to the bureau of labor statistics, and frighteningly, 43% of us possess more debt than we earn each year. The number at the top of each bar denotes the per person average
per year in each area of spending.