PRICES & SPENDING   •  Jan 2017  •  Volume 6 / Number 1

Spending habits of urban consumers and "blue-collar" consumers living in urban areas, 1984 and 2015

Spending habits of urban consumers and "blue-collar" consumers living in urban areas, 1984 and 2015

This Beyond the Numbers article analyzes the difference in spending patterns between all urban consumers and wage earners and clerical workers (blue-collar consumers) in 1984 and 2015. The analysis sheds light on how budget allocations by the typical urban consumer compare with budget allocations by the typical blue-collar consumer living in an urban area. It illustrates these differences for major expenditure categories, as well as more specific categories of general interest.

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