Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What People Spend On Entertainment

Digital Music News had an article the other day on the average amount of money that people in the U.S. spend on entertainment. The following charts came from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and they're very revealing.

The first chart shows that the average person in the US spends almost as much on entertainment (5.2 percent) as on healthcare (6.6 percent) and quite a bit more than on clothing (3.5 percent).

The second chart shows that the average consumer spent less on entertainment in 2010 than any of the last 4 years (no surprise there). While the rest of the numbers seem kind of bogus to me, what stood out was how much people actually spent on musical instruments and instrument repair on average. It's a huge part of American entertainment.

What People Spend On Entertainment image from Bobby Owsinski's Music 3.0 blog
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