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How The Average U.S. Consumer Spends Their Paycheck

Earning money and spending it is the American Way. All around the country, millions of people collect their paychecks and immediately turn around to spend it on the things they want and need. For many, the day they get paid is pure joy, excitement, or even relief.

For the millions of Americans collecting a paycheck, it's no secret that life can be expensive. Including everything from living expenses to entertainment to repayment of loans, here's some insight about how the average American spends their paycheck every year.

How Americans spent their income in 2015:

Where Does the Money Go? 2015

How Americans spent their income in 2014:

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How Americans spent their income in 2013:

2012 statistics about American spending

How Americans spent their income in 2012:

How Americans spent their income in 2011:

2011 data about how Americans spend their income

How Americans spent their income in 2010:

A graph about how Americans spend their income every year, from 2010 data

How Americans spent their income in 2009:

2009 consumer expenditure survey data