Change in spending behavior post-retirement in the U.S. 2018

This statistic presents the proportion of retirees in the United States who report changes in their annual expenses, as of 2018. At that time, 6 percent of respondents reported that their expenses have increased, compared to 59 percent who report decreased expenses.

Since entering retirement, how has your spending changed compared to when you were working?

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Release date

December 2018


United States

Survey time period

July 6 to 31th, 2018

Number of respondents

2,043 respondents

Age group

50 years and older

Special properties

U.S. retirees that worked for a for-profit company for the majority of their career

Method of interview

Online survey

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