Average American Consumer Spends Three Times as Much on Transportation as Healthcare

A recent report by the Labor Department profiles the average consumer. The second of three parts.

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  • $8,758: Annual expenditures on transportation, or 17.6% of annual paycheck
  • $2, 853: Annual expenditures on healthcare, or 5.7% of annual paycheck
  • $945: Annual amount spent on education, or 1.9% of paycheck
  • $5,027: Annual amount spent on pensions and Social Security, or 10.1% of paycheck
  • $3,477: Annual amount spent on public utilities, or 7% of paycheck

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Sources: VisualEconomics.com