“Household expenditures in Japan and Malaysia in the year 2010” : Sample Answer

The pie charts below shows the average household expenditures in Japan and Malaysia in the year 2010. Summarize the information and make comparison where relevant.

IELTS Writing Task 1
The given pie charts compare and contrast the household expenses made by Japanese and Malaysians in the year 2010.

Overall it is clear that there are great discrepancies between these two country people on what they spent on.

Diving deep, Japanese made most of their expense on transport that accounts 29% of the total whereas for Malaysians it was on housing that covered all-most one third. The second largest portion of expenditure for both of the countries was on others which is just five percent less than that of transport i.e. 24% for Japan and 7% less than that of housing for Malaysia i.e 27%.

Interestingly, Malaysia spent half the proportion of the budget on health care than that of Japanese although this is the least spent heading for both of the countries. Another significant difference between the countries in terms of the money they spent was on transport, where Japan made 20%, Malaysia spent only half i.e 10%.

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