The bar chart gives the information about the proportion of spend on five different basic needs in several developed countries in 2009. Overall, housing was by far the most significant sector of all country's expenditures.
United stated far dominated the proportion of spend on both housing and healthcare at 27% and 7% respectively, but it was the lowest rate in food and clothing. At the same time, with more than a fifth, Japan predominated on food, while its the lowest percentage was seen in transportation. Meanwhile, Canada at 20 percent was the highest rate among all in transportation whereas it showed a very less proportion on housing.
On the other hand, there was a similar pattern was shown in the figure for USA and Canada in which the proportion of health care was higher than clothing. However, this was marked contrast to the trend of United Kingdom and Japan spending more budget on clothing than healthcare.