Average Canadian Household Expenditures

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Where does our money go? The average Canadian family spent just over $71,000 on expenditures in 2009. What exactly are we spending the money on?

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The average Canadian family spent just over $71,000 on expenditures in 2009. What exactly are we spending the money on?

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Percentage change in expenditures compared to 2003
Dollar value, not adjusted for inflation Food 13% Shelter 31% Household operation 31% Furnishings/equipment 14% Clothing 18% Transportation 28% Health care 41% Personal care 25% Recreation 11% Reading/print material 17% Education 38% Tobacco/alcohol 15% Games of chance 6% Miscellaneous 37% Income tax 18% Insurance/pension 37% Gifts/contributions 36%

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Albertans paid the most for transportation in 2009, spending an average

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Average amount of money spent on recreation, by province
B.C. Alta. Sask. Man. Ont. Que. N.B. N.S. P.E.I. Nfld. Yukon N.W.T. Nunavut $4,561 $4,976 $4,284 $3,906 $3,742 $3,165 $3,853 $3,378 $2,727 $3,531 $4,579 $4,661 $6,698
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Sources: moneysense.ca; Statistics Canada

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