Think Twice Before You Complain About Your Grocery Bill

Think Twice Before You Complain About Your Grocery Bill

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When you stroll the aisles of your favorite grocery store, it's tempting to complain about just how much more everything costs these days. But you might want to think twice before you start griping because according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we spend less money on food these days than our grandparents used to.

The amount we spend on food — proportional to our income — has dropped to 9.9 percent as of 2013. In 1960 the average household spent 17.5 percent of their income on food.

Why the change? An overall rise in income and a decrease in food prices when adjusted for inflation. Head over to NPR to see the full report.

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