The pie charts below show the average household expenditures in a country in 1950 and 2010. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
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The pie charts give information about the amount of money spent on various expenses in a county in two different years ( 1950 and 2010)
Overall while housing and food were the main expenses in the two years given, transportation only made up a small amount of household budget. There was a significant decrease in the expenditures on housing and education, whereas an increase can be seen in the figures for food, healthcare, and other expenses.
In 1950, nearly three-quarters ( 72.1 percent) of household expenses were on housing and this, then, dropped dramatically to only 22 percent in 2010. In contrast, there was a slight increase by 2.1 percent in the expenditures on healthcare to reach 4.5 percent in the second year.
Expenditure on food, which comprised of the second largest proportion of all in the first year ( about 11.2 percent) witnessed a drastic rise in its figure to 34 percent in 2010. Likewise, the expense for transportation increased from 3.3 to 14 percent during the same period.
On the other hand, there was a mere 0.3 fall in the amount of money spent on education to 6.3 percent in the second year.
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