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The two pie charts show the average spending by households in a country at two different points in its economic development.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The two pie charts give information about 1 what households spent their money on / household expenditure on goods and services in 1920 and 2000. It is immediately obvious that 2 there are some quite significant differences / some things are significantly different between the two charts.
In 2000 3 the largest proportion of expenditure was / most money was spent on recreation and other items whereas in 1920 it was on food, with recreation and other items accounting for just 7.7%. There is a great difference in terms of 4 the amount of money people spent on food / food expenditure between the two years. In 1920 nearly 72% of 5 the total household budget / the total of what households spent went towards food, compared to only 22% in 2000.
6 There has been a notable increase in / People have notably increased the amount of money spent on travelling and communications between the two dates. In addition, the charts show 7 a significant rise in the proportion of money spent on clothing / that people spent more on clothes in 2000 compared to 1920.
There are some similarities, however. For example, in both 1920 and 2000 8 people spent a similar proportion on fuel and lighting. / the proportion of fuel and lighting expenditure was roughly the same.
- there are some quite significant differences
- the largest proportion of expenditure was
- food expenditure
- total household budget
- There has been a notable increase in
- a significant rise in the proportion of money spent on clothing
- the proportion of fuel and lighting expenditure was roughly the same.