[Editor's note: Interactive cartogram visualization that animates between 5 categories. Consistent thematic scale throughout (color and sizing) allows quick comparison of one category to another, country to country. Very slick. Thanks Christina!]
Republished from the New York Times, September 4, 2008.
How people spend their discretionary income – the cash that goes to clothing, electronics, recreation, household goods, alcohol – depends a lot on where they live. People in Greece spend almost 13 times more money on clothing as they do on electronics. People living in Japan spend more on recreation than they do on clothing, electronics and household goods combined. Americans spend a lot of money on everything. Related Article
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By Hannah Fairfield, Elaine He and Kevin Quealy/The New York Times.