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Lunch Spending

A recent Visa survey shows that Americans eat lunch out twice per week, spending $10 per outing – totaling $18 per week and a shocking $936 per year. Furthermore, 1% of people spend more than $50 per lunch, totaling $5,000 per year. "Simple choices have a large impact on your wallet. Don't blow your budget on burgers and fries," says Nat Sillin, Visa's head of U.S.-based financial education.

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The survey results are based on 2,033 telephone interviews conducted nationally from July 16-19 and August 6-9, 2015, in cooperation with ORC International’s Omnibus Service “Telephone Caravan." View research.