What America spends on gas and auto

Posted to Maps  |  Nathan Yau

In a follow-up to their graphic on what America spends on food and drink, personal finance site Bundle, with the help of Nicholas Felton, looks at money spent on gas and auto expenses in major US cities:

The average household spent $5,477 on gas and auto expenses last year, according to Bundle data, an amount which accounts for about 14.5 percent of daily spending.* That’s more than we spend on groceries or utilities, and more than we spend on travel, entertainment, clothes and shoes, and hobbies — combined.

The sticking-out label thing doesn’t really do it for me. The coloring makes the graphic worthwhile though, and the scaled two-section pie charts are pretty good too. What’s going on down there in Austin?

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