How does a Canadian household spend their money?

Mint Canada ran this last year (July 1st 2011), and I thought it to be fitting to run it again this year as a look back.

On average, in 2011 Canadians have about $50,734 to spend each year and here’s were it goes!

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Top 5 Areas of Spending

  1. Shelter
  2. Transportation
  3. Food
  4. Household
  5. Recreation

Yep. That sounds about right for where my money goes. I’d only cross out “Recreation” and make it “Travel”

About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.