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]

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  2. JabbaJaw’s avatar

    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. Bill’s avatar

    Well, that is pretty much like my budget and I'm also considered a tech geek.

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    Greeks are pretty much in love with clothing and other things such as alcohol and tobaccos than electronice, well they are much aware with what they look or should I say with their appearance

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  9. Jack Charlton’s avatar

    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.

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    never thought that greece spends that much on clothes, they are so fashionist.

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  14. Indie’s avatar

    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.

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  19. Self Storage’s avatar

    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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