The pie charts below show the average household expenditures in Japan and Malaysia in the year 2010.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The pie charts illustrate data about the average household spending in Japan and Malaysia in terms of five crucial categories in 2010.
Overall, it is clear that residents in both countries spent the largest proportion of their income on three categories – housing, food and other good and services. The percentage for transport and health care expenditures in Japan were double those for Malaysia.
As can be seen from the chart, people allocated money on housing the most in Malaysia at 34%, whereas there was much lower in Japan at 21%. The expenditures on food and other goods and services in both countries were similar. The percentage for spending on food in Malaysia was 26%, compared to 29% in Japan. Likewise, the figure food in Malaysia and Japan totaled at 27% and 24% respectively.
Expenditures on health care were the lowest. In Japan, this accounted for only 6%, while 20% of household spending went on transport. These figures were exactly double for those in Malaysia.