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Tax Freedom Day comparisons

Tax freedom day comparisons below show how an average American worked most to cover taxes (federal taxes, state taxes, and local taxes) than they do for other expenses. The number of days have been rounded to whole numbers in the tax freedom day comparisons table below.

Comparisons of tax freedom day to other expenses

 Expense

Days worked in 2002 to cover expense

 Federal taxes, state taxes, and local taxes

 117

 Housing

 61

 Medical Care

 42

 Food

 30

 Transportation

 29

 Recreation

 21

 Clothing

 15

 Savings

 5

 All other expenses

 46

 TOTAL

 366

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