The given table compares the percentages of expenditure which college students from three countries spend on different living expenses each year.


Overall, students’ total expenditure in country A is the highest while accommodation and food account for the significant proportions of the total cost of living in three countries.


In country A, the total expenditure of students is 5000$, compared with 4500$ and 1500$ of students in countries B and C respectively. Accommodation accounts for 45% of students’ expenditure in country A, which is higher than country B (35%) and country C (30%). In terms of food, students in country C spend the largest proportion of their budget (36%), while the figure for students in countries A and B are 22% and 28% respectively.


A high percentage of students’ budget in country C is also spent on books, at 21% compared with 9% for students in country B and just 3% for students in country A. By contrast, students in countries A and B spend 22% and 23% respectively of their expenditure on leisure, while the students in country C just spend 12% on this category.

The table compares the percentages of expenditure which college students from three countries spend on different living expenses each year.


Overall, students’ total expenditure in country A is the highest while accommodation and food account for the significant proportions of the total cost of living in three countries.


In country A, the total expenditure of students is 5000$, compared with 4500$ and 1500$ of students in countries B and C respectively. Accommodation accounts for 45% of students’ expenditure in country A, which is higher than country B (35%) and country C (30%). In terms of food, students in country C spend the largest proportion of their budget (36%), while the figure for students in countries A and B are 22% and 28% respectively.


A high percentage of students’ budget in country C is also spent on books, at 21% compared with 9% for students in country B and just 3% for students in country A. By contrast, students in countries A and B spend 22% and 23% respectively of their expenditure on leisure, while the students in country C just spend 12% on this category.

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The table gives the average annual budget for students in three countries, A, B and C, including the total spending, rent, food, books, leisure activities and others. The total is shown in dollars, and the other items are percentages.



Overall, students’ total expenditure in country A is the highest while accommodation and food account for the significant proportions of the total cost of living in three countries.

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In country A, the total expenditure of students is $5000$, (Put the currency sign first) compared with 4500$ and 1500$ of for students in countries B and C respectively. Accommodation accounts for 45% of students’ expenditure in country A, which is higher than country B (35%) and country C (30%). In terms of food, students in country C spend the largest proportion of their budget (36%), while the figure (wrong word) for students in countries A and B are 22% and 28% respectively.


A high percentage of students’ budget in country C is also spent on books, at 21% compared with 9% for students in country B and just 3% for students in country A. By contrast, students in countries A and B spend 22% and 23% respectively of their expenditure on leisure, while the students in country C just spend 12% on this category.

The table gives the average annual budget for students in three countries, A, B and C, including the total spending, rent, food, books, leisure activities and others. The total is shown in dollars, and the other items are percentages.

Overall, the total costs for students in countries A and B were similar, but in country C they were significantly lower. Accommodation and food were the largest expense categories.

In detail, students in A spent $5000 annually, compared with $4500 in B and $1500 in C. Accommodation plus food accounted for about two-thirds of the budget in all countries. However, rentals cost five times as much in A than they did in C, $2250 versus $450. Food costs in A, $1100, were twice as much as in C, $540, although students in B paid the most, $1260. The largest difference was in the books category, with students in B allocating just over $400, and those in C paying twice as much as those in A, $310 compared to $150. The students in C spent less than a tenth as much on leisure and other expenses compared to A or B.