Tag Archives: Household expense

Oct 27, 2017 – Halloween expenditure

By | October 27, 2017

Cost of candy and costume. American Halloween expenditure by household (2017). Americans will spend $86.13 per household, a total of $9.1 billion this Halloween, the National Retail Federation projects. Over 95% of Americans will purchase candy in 2017 to celebrate Halloween. However, the biggest expense of $32 will be on costume, the most popular being witch… Read More »

Oct 24, 2017 – Long years in retirement

By | October 24, 2017

Long lonely years until death. US life expectancy and retirement age for men and women. Life expectancy is rising faster than time at work. That means old retirees have long years until they die: men on average 13 years and women almost 20 years. A recent Bloomberg article said Americans are dying early and retiring late.… Read More »

Oct 22, 2017 – US healthcare expenditure

By | October 22, 2017

It costs to be old. US healthcare expenditure by age group, 2016 Despite Affordable Care Act (ACA), the cost to insure older people is much higher but total healthcare costs flatten out after late 50s. The annual average healthcare cost for an American household is $4,612, one of the highest in the world. Although age plays… Read More »

Oct 17, 2017 – US annual cost of housing

By | October 19, 2017

Oct 17. 2017. The biggest cut from your pay check. US annual cost of housing, 2016. US households spend one-third of their paycheck on housing, and the biggest expenses are mortgage, utilities, interest & property tax–in that order. On an average, a US household spends $1574 on housing every month. This includes everything one needs to… Read More »