How Much of Our Income Do We Spend on Food in L.A.?
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.
Take a look at how that spending is further broken down, as well as the infographic of all the cities.