IELTS Table - Spending on Different Items
The table gives information about consumer spending on different items in five different countries in 2002.
The table below illustrates the consumption on several goods in Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and turkey in 2002. The numbers are expressed in percentage.
Overall, the spending on leisure and education was the lowest in all five countries while food drinks and tobacco has the highest consumption. Turkish and Irish people consume the highest on food and drink as opposed to Sweden and Italy.
Nearly 29% and 32% of Irish and Turkish people spent their money on food and beverages which constitutes the highest percentage among the three categories. Around 6% of consumption was on clothing and footwear in both countries. Only 4.35% of spending in turkey was on leisure and education while in Ireland was nearly as half as the percentage.
Roughly 16% of the expenditure was on food and drinks in Sweden and Italy. Moreover the spending on leisure and education was the same in both countries which was 3%. In terms of clothing Italians spent 9% while Sweden only 5.4%. In Spain people tend to spend approximately 19% on food and drinks, 6.5% on clothing and 1.9% on education which was the lowest in all five countries.
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