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Cost of Feeding a Family of Four

Rumbling Tummies: The choice between housing & health UM LATIT NOW OUSII Cost to Feed A Family of Four: USDA Cost of Food at Home at Four-Levels"4 The USDA's Thrifty Liberal Plan Moderate-Cost Plan Low-Cost Plan Thrifty Plan Family Members Dad Food Plan is the $181 $360 $292 $234 $161 maximum $105 allowable SNAP³ Mom $321 $251 $203 Son, Age 12 Daughter, Age 5 Family Total Monthly Family Total Annually $338 $288 $231 $163 $199 $164 $133 $1,217 $995 $801 $611 $14,604 $11,941 $9,611 $7,326| benefit. Families making The thrifty food plan, the lowest cost food plan designed to address basic nutritional needs, assumes an annual food expense of $7,326 The Average Family spends approximately $9.021 per year on food. at or below the Federal Poverty Threshold of $23.283 can expect to 31.5% 13.7% spend at least 31.5% of all income on food. To read the full article, visit Federal Poverty Threshold for a Family of 4: $23,283 Median Family Income in Cincinnati MSA: $65,839 Average Annual Expenditures for the Lowest 20% Household Income? Transportation Healthcare 15% / 7% 16% 31.5% EATIT NOW Food 22% All Other Food For Thought.. 40% Housing If you have been spending on average, 16% of your household income on food, and you were told that food prices were going to increase to consume 31.5% of your household income, what would you give up? EAT This infographic is brought to you by Northern Kentucky University's Center for Economic Analysis and Development (CEAD). CEAD provides economic research services for various entities throughout the NKY/Cincinnati region. For more information about these services, other datasets, or this infographic, please visit Data Sources: 'USDA Thrift Food Plan 2006, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, CNPP-19, April 2007, pg. ES-1; 2US BLS Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2011; ³US Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2011. "In addition to costs, differences in plans are in specific foods and quanitities of foods. "Supplemental Nutritional Assistance program N NKU CENTER FOR Economic Analysis (commonly known as “Food Stamps") & Development -

Cost of Feeding a Family of Four

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If your food costs virtually doubled, but your income stayed the same, what would you give up?


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