The consumption percentages in terms of expenditure by 3 categories: Foods/Drinks/Tobacco, Clothing/Footwear and Leisure/Education are given for 5 European countries in 2002.
, the table indicates that spending belonging to the first group
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the largest proportion for all 5 nations,
comes Clothing/Footwear and the minor of all is on Leisure/Education.
There are two levels of spending on food/drinks/tobacco. Ireland and Turkey are in the first tier, with 28.91% and 32.14% respectively. Each of the other 3 countries has its spending in
category at about one half of those other two.
pattern does not hold true when we examine the Clothing category. It’s even contradictory in the sense that
of Italy, Spain and Sweden is higher compared to that of Ireland and Turkey.
Turkey is where people tend to invest the most in leisure/education. Compared to
spending country on
subject, e.g. Spain, the percentage is more than double (4.35% to 1.98%). The absolute difference is not much though, and all of the countries keep a low proportion of their expenditure on
a neglectable variance.