how do you spend your money?

Here’s how the average American family spends their annual cash:







And we Torontonians:


2008 AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE

Concept

Amount ($)

Personal taxes

19,365

Shelter

18,901

Transportation

10,229

Food

8,132

Personal insurance payments and pension contributions

4,254

Recreation

4,141

Household operation

3,892

Health care

2,115

Education

2,009

Tobacco products and alcoholic beverages

1,537

Source: StatCan 2009




How do you compare? Me? Not so much. I like to spend ridiculous amounts on fancy rice milk lattes and various vitamins, it seems.


After staring at these charts repeatedly for hours, I only now realize what’s missing (and also missing from my monthly spending): charity!

What would the world look like if we diverted just 5% of what we make to the charity of our choice?

mxo

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