Where Do You Think Maine Ranks on Takeout Food Spending in U.S?
We are not Number One in Maine. And that is a good thing.
Maine is not at Number Two in the nation either. That too, is a good thing.
Washington D.C. is #1. And Hawaii is ranked number 2.
When it comes to spending money on take-out foods, Maine ranks 3rd in the entire country.
The average American spends $3,631 on take-out food.
Washington D.C. averages $6,241. Think of all those politicians and other government employees.
Hawaii at #2 in the country and spends $4,647 a year.
Maine spends $4,499 on takeout a year. We could overtake Hawaii if we put our minds to it and tried. Or wanted to.
Surprising that Maine is so high on take-out food. That’s a lot of restaurant-to-go food, and also a whole lot of pizza delivery and pizza takeout.
Do you as a Mainer spend almost $75 a week on take-out food?
New Hampshire and Vermont are not far behind us, so it’s not just a Maine thing, but a New England thing to get so much carry-out food.
Over one-third of Americans spend at least $50 when they order takeout, and pizza is the number one food on over 75% of our preferences for food to go.
Time to go get some carry-out food. Do let us know what your favorite to-go foods are, and why you think Maine ranks so high in the country when it comes to take-out food.
The data comes from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, who probably ordered take-out food while compiling the survey and at the completion of the statistic gathering too.