By the numbers: food costs


Issue Date: April 3, 2013

American consumers spend less than 10 percent of their disposable income on food, with only 6.7 percent being spent on food that is consumed at home. This is the lowest of any nation in the world. Comparatively, consumers in Japan spend 14.7 percent of their disposable income on food that is consumed at home, and French consumers spend 13.3 percent.
(Source: USDA) 

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