Quick Answer: How Much Spending Money Does The Average American Have?

How much money does the average American spend in a year?

Thanks to information the government collects on consumer spending, you can.

According to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the typical U.S.

household spent $60,060 in 2017 and had an average income of $73,573 before taxes.

Spending was up 4.8% from 2016, even as pretax incomes fell 1.5%..

What is a good amount of spending money per month?

That means 50 percent of your take-home pay goes toward fixed necessities, 20 percent goes to savings and future goals leaving 30 percent for other expenses. In cash terms: If you bring home $4,000 a month, $2,000 should be allocated to fixed costs, $800 to savings and investing—and $1,200 to everything else.

What do middle class spend their money on?

The middle class apparently commutes by car. The bureau’s data show that people with moderate incomes spend the most on auto loans, gas, repairs and car insurance relative to overall spending. (The rich still spend more in these categories in absolute terms.)

Which age group spends the most money?

Aged 65 and older The 65-and-older group did have the highest level of expenditures in two major components, health care and cash contributions. They spent $2,936 on health care (a 12-percent share), al- most $1,000 more than the 35- to 64-year old age group and $1,900 more than the under-35 age group.

Who spends more money man or woman?

Total Spending: Single men spent slightly more than single women overall – $35,018 as opposed to $33,786. However, the men earned roughly $10,000 more per year than the women.

How much does the average person spend a week?

Young adults’ average weekly food spending is $173, more than what older Americans say they spend. Those with incomes of $75,000 or more per year are averaging $180 per week, compared with $144 for those with incomes of $30,000 to $74,999, and $127 for the lowest income group.

How much should you spend a week on food?

Here’s what the USDA recommends per week for a family of four, defined by the USDA as a male and female 19 – 50 years old and two children 2 – 11 years old: Thrifty: $131 – $150. Low-Cost: $167 – $197. Moderate-Cost: $206 – $246.

How much should you spend a day on food?

The average American household is 2.58 people, thus the average American person spends $2,792 per year on food, or $233 per month, or $54 per week, or $7.64 per day on food. What does $7.64 per day look like? It means that virtually any day that you eat out is an above average food spending day.

How much does the average American spend on entertainment per month?

Entertainment. The average household spends $2,482 a year on entertainment, and I’m guessing that some of the “other expenses” might fall into this category, too. To break this down, this adds up to a little over $200 a month spent on entertainment.