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FastFact: Furniture Spending Varies Little Among Low, High-Income Households

The percentage of income spent on furniture and appliances varies little between low- and high-income households, according to the latest Consumer Expenditure Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The data showed that the lowest income households – those making less than $20,000 annually -- spend 0.6% on furniture. But those making more than $105,600 annually – the top 20% of U.S. households – spend 0.9% of their income on furniture.

The difference was even less for major appliances, with households making less than $20,000 spending 0.5% on those products, while those above $105,600 spending 0.4%.

For a detailed look at the numbers, click here.


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