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Housing expenses, such as paying rent and mortgages, make up an average 36.6 percent of all consumption in the country, the study shows.
For the first time, Brazilians are spending more on transportation than on food, according to a study published by Brazilian official statistics agency IBGE on Friday.
Aside from housing bills, food used to be the largest expense for Brazilian families, but the latest study found citizens spend an average 19.6 percent of their budget on transportation and 17.5 percent on food.