Average American Spends Nearly $800 a Year on Tobacco and Alcohol

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

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  • $2,698: Annual expenditures on entertainment, or 5.4% of annual paycheck
  • $323: Annual amount spent on tobacco, or 0.7% of paycheck
  • $457: Annual amount spent on alcohol, or 0.9% of paycheck
  • $6,133: Annual amount spent on food, or 12.4% of paycheck
  • $1,881: Annual amount spent on clothing, or 3.8% of paycheck

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Sources: VisualEconomics.com