Budget Guidelines

Although every family’s budget is different, the chart below offers a guideline you can follow to help develop your personal budget.

Category %
Housing 28.3%
Transportation 23.9%
Food 10.8%
Personal insurance and pensions 9.1%
Personal taxes 5.7%
Entertainment 4.5%
Apparel products and services 4.3%
Health Care 3.9%
Miscellaneous expenses 2.3%
Education 2.1%
Personal care products and services 1.0%
Alcoholic beverages 0.7%
Cash Contributions 0.6%
Reading 0.5%
Savings 2.3%
Total 100%