NY Times image depicts Consumer’s Spending

Posted on May 8, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics gathers 84,000 prices in about 200 categories — like gasoline, bananas, dresses and garbage collection — to form the Consumer Price Index, one measure of inflation.

Each shape in this picture represents how much the average American spends in different categories. Larger shapes make up a larger part of spending.

Great depiction linked here

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