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FastFact: Percentage of Income Spent on Furniture Holds Steady

The percentage of income spent on furniture and related equipment varies little among U.S. households, despite a wide range of household incomes, according to data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The survey showed that households with incomes of less than $20,000 spend 2.6 percent of their income on furniture and related products, while the top 20 percent of U.S. households – those with incomes of $105,000 and above – spend just 3.3 percent.

The 3.3 percent figure also is valid for households with incomes of $38,000 to $63,800, according to the survey.

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