Family Income

Percentage fob

Food

Rent

Operating Expenses, Wages, Fuel, Light, etc.

Clothes

---------------------------

Higher Life, Books, Travel, Church, Char-itY, Savings, Insurance

Two adults and two or three children (equal to four adults):

Ideal division . .

25

20 ±

15 ±

15

25

$2000 to $4000 . .

25

20 ±

15±

20

20

$800 to $1000 . .

30

20

10

15

25

$500 to $800 . . .

45

15

10

10

20

Under $500 . . .

60

15

5

10

10

1 Printed by permission of J. Wiley & Sons, publishers of "The Cost of Living," by Ellen Richards.

Typical Budgets

Family Income

Percentage for

Food

Rent and Car Fares to and from

Work

Operating

Expenses;

Fuel,

Wages, etc.

Clothes

Higher

Life,

Savings,

Charity, etc.

$3098, three adults, two

27.5

21.1

16.8

10

24.6

$2500 (Mass.), three adults, no children

25

25

13

12

25

$2500 (Mass.), two adults, one child, much company

32

18

18

10

22

$1980 (St. Louis), four adults, two children

36.3

24.2

20.9

18.60

$950 (Mass.), two adults, three children

20

19

16

15

30

$600 (Boston), two adults, two children

23

26

4

5

26.1

Travel, sickness, and sundries

15.9

$535(N.Y.), two adults, three children

55.2

22.4

5.3

9.4

7.7.

$312 ("mean" English-man) two adults, three children

55.2

15.5

8.9

13,1

7.3

$300, Dr. Engel's esti-mates

62

12

5

16

5.0

1 Published by J. Wiley & Sons, publishers of "The Cost of Living," by Ellen Richards.