Over the past 100 years, the food spending habits of Americans have changed quite a bit. From How to Cook Recipes, this infographic analyzes the differences in food spending habits across different generations, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditures Survey. The generations shown on this infographic include the Silent Generation (people that were born in 1945 or earlier), Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964), Generation X (individual born between the years of 1965 and 1980), Millennials (those born from 1981 through 1996), and Generation Z (people who born in 1997 or later). The data on the infographic shares several fascinating findings.
One example of this is that it was found that those within the Silent Generation are more likely to spend their money on food that they can make themselves and eat at home, as an average of 63.8% of their food budget is spent on food made at home. On average, Americans spend $4,643 each year on food that they cook and make at home.