The pie charts below show the average household expenditures in Japan and Malaysia in the year 2010. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
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Average Household Expenditures by Major Category
The charts make a comparison in terms of household expenditures in Japan and Malaysia in 2010. Overall, inhabitants tended to spend a large amount of their income on three major categories including health care, food and others.
The cost of health care was the lowest proportion in Japan and Malaysia, at about 6% and 3% respectively. Besides health care, citizens only spent little money on means of transport in both of two countries. Specifically, the total money spent on transport in Japan doubles that in Malaysia, which was calculated at 20%.
In terms of food, its expenditures in both countries were approximately equivalent and stood at the second position in the figure, at 24% and 27% for Japan and Malaysia respectively. In Malaysia, the expense of housing was evaluated at about 34% and the highest proportion in comparison with other kinds of households. The expenditure of other merchandise and services were the highest category in Japan at 29%. In contrast, this category only ranked at the third position in Malaysia at 26%.