We spend less in KC, but we eat out more often
A new study from Bundle.com ranks Kansas 51st out of U.S. cities when it comes to the amount we spent on dining out and buying groceries in 2009. According to the 2010 Bundle Report, the average Kansas Citian spent $3,484 to dine out and $2,835 on groceries for a total of $6,319 ($195 below the U.S. average).
While the average person in the United States spends $6,514, the distribution between dining out and eating in is dramatically different. Average Americans only spend 37 percent of their income on dining out ($2,736) as opposed to Kansas Citians, who spend 55 percent of their food dollars at restaurants. For what it’s worth, this data is apparently a compilation of U.S. facts and figures; financial information from Citi (one of Bundle’s investors); and “third party research.”