How the World Spends its Disposable Income

The NYT has an interesting article, and simply amazing interactive map illustrating how the different countries of the world stack up when it comes to spending on things like clothing & footwear, electronics, alcohol & tobacco, household goods, and recreation.

Note to self: don’t try to market any electronics in Greece:

Greeks spend almost 13 times more money on clothing as they do on electronics.

[via Gruber]

23 thoughts on “How the World Spends its Disposable Income”

  1. So if you ever go to Greece, try to sell clothing:)) Got that, but I would rather go to a country where I could sell electronics. Electronics make a very good business from my point of view.
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  3. My view on spending disposable income is;
    1. 10% tithe, possibly more, to other charities/fundraisers etc
    2. 10% (approx) to savings
    3. fairly large amounts go to medical expenses, mostly RX
    4. Spanish classes
    4. basic living – utilities, groceries, car/home insurance
    5 fun stuff – is not a big item because I just don't have time! I do eat out a lot, download songs, but I read a lot for free from the library. I don't have cable (don't like TV) but I do have satellite radio, which I love, and it's cheap.

    Dave Ramsey's Quickie Budget is my favorite easy budget form.

  4. Well that's what I also seen in other countries. I can't tell that there no one here. But now people are getting wiser in buying things they firstly consider what are the major needs first.

  5. nteractive map illustrating how the different countries of the world stack up when it comes to spending on things like clothing & footwear, electronics, alcohol & tobacco, household goods, and recreation.

  6. I guess the whole idea is to promote your website using social tools like hi5 or twitter. I happen to have a website with cheap designer clothes and I could use the benefits of getting in touch with my potential clients of course using Hi5, Twitter, Facebook etc. I guess traditional Marketing didn't foresaw the immense benefits of web 2.0 hehe

  7. Spending your income wisely is a must, well eversince the economic recession had been an issue we started to budget wisely regarding with household, clothes, and other necessities

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