Various stats on the 'average family' here on the BBC site. Interesting to look at the chart above on the average family spend. Notice anything? What jumped out at me was the negligible spending on health and education. Do we realise how blessed we are, to get these things for free?
Another thought: according to the Global Rich List, we spend more every week on drugs (legal and illegal) than 70% of the worlds population gets in income. I'm tempted to say put that in your pipe and smoke it, but as a beer drinker there are fingers pointing back at me.