How money is spent by different income groups

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Today's series of graphics come to us from data visualization expert Nathan Yau at FlowingData, and they show how money is being spent by different income groups.

It uses data from the 2016 Consumer Expenditure Survey, an annual survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, embedded words in the graphics come from Yau, as he makes observations on the data.


To buy or rent a house?

How do income groups differ in spending for housing?

Housing expenses

How is money spent on utilities, furniture, and other household expenses?

Food expenses

Do income groups spend more eating at home, or eating out?

Travel and transportation

The cost of vehicles, gas, and other travel expenses.

Health expenditures

What about money spent on health insurance, services, or drugs?

Pensions and Social Security

Lastly, the money going to retirement, pension, social security, and insurance plans.

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