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A new survey by Visa reveals that Americans dine out for lunch about twice a week, spending an average of $10 per outing, or $936 a year.
Men outspend women at the lunch counter by 44 percent, and are also more likely to dine out for lunch. Women spend an average of just under $15 per week, while men spend about $21.
One percent of survey respondents spend more than $50 per lunch, or about $5,000 a year. On the other end of spectrum, 30 percent of respondents said they don't buy lunch out at all.
Respondents who said they make less than $25,000 per year spend more per meal, at $11.70, than those in any other income bracket. In contrast, those earning more than $50,000 per year spend an average of $9.60 per meal, a difference of 22 percent.
Finally, regional disparities exist between those who eat lunch out as well:
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Topics: Trends / Statistics