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100 years of spending

January 4th, 2010 at 08:43 pm

Check out the chart!

Usually, I'd just add it to my links, but I thought it'd be fun to share it first as well.

4 Responses to “100 years of spending”

  1. cptacek Says:

    Interesting. Looks like as food prices have gone down (you're welcome. hehe Smile ), we have been able to spend on other things. The housing band seems stable, as does health care, entertainment and reading. In fact, it looks like most of the increase comes from transportation.

    From all the hype, I expected health care to have increased a lot...but this chart doesn't show that.

    Look at the large increase in "other", though. That's been pretty stable since the 80's it looks like.

  2. fern Says:

    Gotta question the accuracy of healthcare spending when it takes such a disproportionate share of people's income these days. Maybe becus, while it can wreak havoc on a budget, that doesn't happen to everyone, just those who have the misfortune to get sick. Hmm.

  3. monkeymama Says:


    Fern - chart only goes up to 2003. I remember healthcare being xtremely eaffordable in 2001-2002-ish. A lot of that has exploded in the last few years (& even then - you are right - only hits the sick and self-employed, or those like me who work for SMALL employers).

  4. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Very interesting ! Thanks for posting !

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