Americans’ budget share for total food was at a historical low of 9.5 percent in 2019

Americans’ budget share for total food was at a historical low of 9.5 percent in 2019

In 2019, Americans spent an average of 9.5 percent of their disposable personal incomes on food—divided between food at home (4.9 percent) and food away from home (4.6 percent). Between 1960 and 1998, the average share of disposable personal income spent on total food by Americans, on average, fell from 17.0 to 10.1 percent, driven by a declining share of income spent on food at home.


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