## Graph Writing # 151 - Monthly household income spent on various items by two groups

### The charts below show the percentage of monthly household income spent on various items by two different groups in one European country.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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Percentage of Household income spent on different items*

LOW-INCOME GROUP

Percentage of Household income spent on different items*

HIGH-INCOME GROUP

* Earnings Excluding House rent/ purchase

The pie charts illustrate the proportion of household expenditure by two income groups in Europe. In general, it is clear that house rent is not included in the two pie charts.

First of all, the low-income group spends the most money on food and drink which accounted for 29% of the total income, while the high-income group spends only 15%. It is clearly shown that high-income earner spends the majority of the income on miscellaneous items (23%) whereas only 18% allocated them for the low-income earner. Those who earn less money spend more money on fuel bills than the high-income group (24% and 7% respectively). A direct link can be seen between money spent on transport and fuel bills, that is transport makes up a smaller proportion in the low-income group than high-income group (9% for the former and 16% for the latter).

Another interesting feature is that the low-income earners spend less money on recreational and cultural activities compared to the high-income group, with figures 11% and 21% respectively). For both the income groups, less money is spent on restaurant and hotel and clothing, that is 4% and 5% for low-income group and 7% and 8% for the high-income group.

[Written by - Lee Wing Qeen]