U.S. household food expenditure

share of disposable personal income, 1950–2019

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Data Item1950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Food away from home3.763.773.743.603.643.583.553.523.473.573.563.543.543.523.513.503.573.553.583.583.693.603.703.683.724.004.214.264.394.514.484.514.564.604.454.404.454.424.384.284.314.354.224.354.364.394.224.304.234.244.224.204.124.184.254.334.334.394.374.374.324.364.344.494.454.554.624.634.664.66
Food at home16.1016.3316.1615.4015.0914.2613.8114.1614.1713.4613.2612.8012.2811.7811.2911.0310.6710.039.709.609.609.279.259.129.449.319.118.878.738.768.658.387.997.797.447.297.137.056.976.927.057.086.696.576.516.286.206.145.875.915.735.725.585.565.535.615.505.525.545.465.405.415.315.415.325.175.115.074.944.87
Total household food expenditures19.8620.1019.9019.0018.7317.8417.3717.6817.6417.0316.8316.3515.8215.3014.8014.5314.2413.5913.2913.1813.2812.8612.9412.8013.1613.3013.3213.1313.1213.2713.1312.8912.5512.3911.8911.7011.5811.4711.3411.2011.3611.4310.9110.9210.8610.6710.4310.4410.1010.149.959.919.699.739.779.949.839.909.919.829.729.769.659.899.769.729.739.709.599.52

The Economic Research Service Food Expenditure Series is a comprehensive dataset that measures the U.S. food system. The estimates in this dataset, which measures household food expenditures by final purchasers and users as a share of disposable personal income, are based on final user estimates for households. This dataset also includes trends in food at home, food away from home, and total household food expenditures as percentages.

Source: USDA