How people spend their discretionary income – the cash that goes to clothing, electronics, recreation, household goods, alcohol – depends a lot on where they live. People in Greece spend almost 13 times more money on clothing as they do on electronics. People living in Japan spend more on recreation than they do on clothing, electronics and household goods combined. Americans spend a lot of money on everything.
What Your Global Neighbors Are Buying (New York Times)
Note that Japan is the second in the world after the US in both recreation and alcohol & tobacco consumption.
[via Flowing Data]