Here’s an interesting graphic of the spending breakdown for the average U.S. consumer. It’s based a theoretical household “unit” consisting of 2.5 people, not individuals. Looks like such a household unit spends approximately $50,000 per year. Click on image for larger version.
I guess taxes are not considered an expense by the government. 🙂 I’m not sure where leisure travel or vacation spending falls under, perhaps split as transportation and housing?