If you’re wondering where all your money keeps going, this might be the answer.
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. And, 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.
And we 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.
So 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.