The table illustrates the proportion of monthly household income five European countries spend on food and drink, housing, clothing and entertainment.

Mar 05, 2020 / Academic / 5:49 pm


Data regarding the expenditure of five European nationalities on four different areas from their monthly household income is tabulated in the given chart.

It is clear from the table that, most of these people spend a considerable proportion of their monthly household income on food and accommodation. In case of food and drinks, the Turks and the Spaniards spend over 30%(36% and 31% respectively), whereas,the residents of the UK, Germany and France spend the most on accommodation (37%, 33%, and 31% respectively). The proportion of income spend by these three nationalities on food and drink is between 22% and 27 %.

In the entertainment industry, Germans are seen spending the most (19%).The rate of expenditure of other nationalities stands at an average of 13%.

The least proportion of dispersement is on clothing, and of these nationalities,the French and the Spaniards spend very sparsely (7% and 8% respectively ). The proportion of money spend by other nationalities ranges from 11% to 15% .

Overall, it is clear ,though the pattern of spending differs in these countries, most of their monthly income is channelled to meet their basic needs.

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