Keeping Up with the Joneses, the Singhs, the Alexandrovs, the Itos…


Ever wondered what people are spending their money on? The New York Times has a sweet interactive feature with spending in various countries on clothes, recreation, alcohol and tobacco, and more.

As usual, the U.S. is a notably huge consumer. But there are also some quirky results, like Norway, Finland, and Switzerland spending huge amounts per capita on booze and smokes. Ireland, too, but maybe no surprise there. 

Go here to see the whole feature.