Americans worked an average 116 days last year to pay their taxes, with federal taxes accounting for 77 days and state/local taxes, 39 days. How does this measure up against your other major expenses?
Housing and household operation: 62 days
Health and medical care: 52 days
Food: 30 days
Transportation: 30 days
Recreation: 22 days
Clothing and accessories: 14 days
All other: 39 days
Note: “All other” grouping includes a two-day negative rate for savings.
Source: The Tax Foundation, www.taxfoundation.org .