Food accounts for 12.9 percent of American households’ expenditures

Food accounts for 12.9 percent of American households’ expenditures

With a 12.9-percent share, food ranked third behind housing (33.1 percent) and transportation (15.9 percent) in a typical American household's 2017 expenditures. Expenditure shares for housing, transportation, food, healthcare, entertainment and alcoholic beverage, and education rose slightly in 2017, while personal insurance and pensions and savings shares fell from 2016 to 2017.


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Last updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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