GLOBAL ECONOMY   •  Feb 2017  •  Volume 6 / Number 4

How do United States consumer expenditures compare with the United Kingdom and Japan?

How do United States consumer expenditures compare with the United Kingdom and Japan?

In 2014, U.S. consumers spent almost 19 percent of every dollar on transportation, which is 87 percent higher than what Japan spent. U.S. households also spent about 9 percent on out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures, which was 5 times higher than the U.K. Expenditure shares are the percentages of total expenditures allotted to each spending category. Japan’s share of food expenditures was the highest among the other two countries.

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