How Does Your Food Spending Compare to the Rest of the USA?
Find out how your food spending compares to the rest of the United States
with this nifty calculator over at Mother Jones:
Most of the data comes from Bundle.com,
a startup that tracks US spending trends by studying the credit card
transactions of 20 million American households each year. Bundle gets
credit card data from Citigroup—one of its major investors—scrubbed
of names and other identifying characteristics. We looked at Bundle
data from 2009 for the biggest 100 US cities and noticed some fascinating
foodie trends. For instance, Austin, Texas, spends almost twice the
national average for dining out; five Detroit households could eat for
a year on an average Austinite’s food budget.