A budget for a family of four — Question 4

One month the family tries shopping around for bargains at different supermarkets. They are able to reduce the amount they spend on food from $700 that period to $615. What percent of their monthly income did they save?

Round your answer to the nearest whole percent.


Budget for a family of four
Total take-home income: $3,500

Expenses Amount Percentage of Income
Housing costs (mortgage payment and insurance) $1,050 30%
Food $700 20%
Clothing $350 10%
Transportation (car payment, insurance, bus fare) $420 12%
Medical $420 12%
Savings $350 10%
Entertainment $140 4%
“Just in case” funds $70 2%