Here’s How Much Money We Spend Eating Out Every Year
A new study looked at how much the average American is spending on two things: Going out to eat and grabbing drinks like coffee and smoothies. Spoiler alert: We're spending a lot!
The average person eats at a restaurant or orders takeout or delivery 2.4 times a week, and spends an average of $19.58 each time. That adds up to about 125 times a year, and costs a total of $2,443.
Americans buy drinks like coffee or smoothies 2.5 times a week, at an average of $3.72 cents each time. That adds up to 130 times a year, and costs us $484.
When you add it up, we're spending $2,927-a-year at restaurants and coffee shops. Which means in the last five years, you've dropped $14,635.