Food accounted for 12.9 percent of American households’ expenditures in 2018

Food accounted for 12.9 percent of American households’ expenditures in 2018

With a 12.9-percent share, food ranked third behind housing (32.8 percent) and transportation (15.9 percent) in the average American household's 2018 expenditures. Compared with 2017, shares for housing, health care, apparel, and education fell slightly in 2018, and shares for personal insurance/pensions and entertainment/alcoholic beverages rose slightly.


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Last updated: Friday, September 20, 2019

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