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How Much of Our Income Do We Spend on Food in L.A.?

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How much of what you earn do you wind up eating?

In Los Angeles last year, we spent an average of 21% of our daily income on food, whether it's was dining out or purchasing groceries, according to figures released by Bundle, a website dedicated to breaking down American spending habits.

They've released a report that looks at all major US cities together to see how food spending stacked up location to location in 2009. The biggest spenders are in Austin, Texas; there they spend almost twice as much as the national average of 17%. Detroit, Michigan is home to the most frugal food spenders; five residents of Detroit lives on what one average American spends on food.

Taking a look at household spending in L.A. by month, we drop $760 on average on food--more than we spend to run our house (phone, electric, etc.) not including rent, split almost evenly between going out and buying groceries.

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Take a look at how that spending is further broken down, as well as the infographic of all the cities.

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