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Report: San Diegans spending more than $80,000 per year

Posted: 1:10 PM, Oct 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-10 17:00:10-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A new report shows that San Diegans are spending most of their income on housing.

In total, the average San Diego household spent nearly $80,000 per year on expenses, according to the report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

From 2017 to 2018, more than $28,000 went to housing for the average San Diegan, accounting for nearly 36 percent of families’ household budgets.

Likewise, San Diegans paid an average of more than $11,300 on transportation and over $10,600 on food between 2017 and 2018.

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Between September of 2018 and September of 2019, consumer prices in San Diego rose by 1.7 percent.

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Although the report mainly focuses on major expenses, the bureau did break down some specific examples of spending.

According to the bureau, more than $1,200 went to alcoholic beverages between 2017 and 2018.

San Diegans, on average, also spent more than $5,500 on cereals and bakery items, over $5,000 on food away from home and $1,033 on fruits and vegetables.

Click here for the full breakdown of expenses.