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Are You Spending A Bundle?

Posted by Diane H. Blackwelder on 2 February 2010 | 1 Comments

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How does your spending stack up to your neighbors? Do you shell out more each month eating out? Do you give more to charity? A nifty website - Bundle.com - allows you to compare your spending with folks in your area and compare it to other cities across the country.

Being a person who finds this sort of thing interesting, naturally I had to check it out myself. I compared our area to a few random cities in the country and found we Charlestonians behave much like consumers in other cities. The one obvious stand out was the cost of insurance.

All Ages - Annual Household Income 100-125k
Monthly Spending per Category

 Charleston
   Charlotte 
  Boston   
   Houston  
 Clothes 
 $206$224
$306
$181
 Eating Out   
 $301$369$488$300
 Groceries 
 $345$350$487
$312
 Fuel $198$232$123$228
 Insurance $633$338$442$418
 Charity $127$104$151$95

How accurate the numbers are I can't say. Bundle.com is funded by Citi, Microsoft and Morningstar. Citi provides aggregated anonymous data from its credit card accounts. US Government data, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is also used.
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  • allows you to compare your spending with folks in your area and compare it to other cities across the country.

    Posted by single mom grants, 28/10/2010 11:31am (8 years ago)

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