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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.

2016

How the Average American Spent Their Paycheck in 2016

2015

Where Does the Money Go? 2015

2014

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2013

2012 statistics about American spending

2012

2011

2011 data about how Americans spend their income

2010

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

2009

2009 consumer expenditure survey data

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