The average man spends $248.59 a week on Entertainment and Recreation. *iStock photo
The average man spends $248.59 a week on Entertainment and Recreation. *iStock photo

The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys could be very true in Bermuda.

The 2013 Household Expenditure Survey shows that men spent nearly $320 more a month than women in the Entertainment and Recreation category. 

A large percentage of that spending is on technology as iPads, PC tablets and other Internet-related applications like NETFLIX and Itunes has the guys splashing cash around. 

The average man spends $248.59 a week on Entertainment and Recreation compared to the average woman who only shells out $169.50. 

The survey also shows the decline of landline telephones. A decade ago 91 per cent of all homes had at least one whereas today just 73 per cent do. 

The numbers are nearly reversed for cellphones as 88 per cent of the population have at least one cell whereas a decade ago just 73 per cent did.

BlackBerry continues to dominate the market share as 51 per cent of all phone users have at least one. There was an even split between iPhone and Android users with 20 per cent of the population having at least one.

Additionally, 33 per cent of people have a phone that is not a Blackberry, iPhone or Android. 

Below we present some of the stats from the 2013 Household Expenditure Survey. 


By the numbers...

 

196% - The percentage of increase in Entertainment, Recreation and Miscellaneous expenditures. The average weekly expenditure nearly tripled from $67.61 in 2004 to $200.05 in 2013. The increase in weekly expenditure is attributed to demand for new technologies such as iPads, PC tablets and MP3 players. There was also a significant demand for related applications such as iTunes, NETFLIX and e-subscriptions. This category is now the third highest expenditure.

 

$4,716 - The amount of money the average household spent online in 2013

 

65% - Households owning a TV larger than 32 inches

 

75% - Households with access to the Internet

 

2% - Households that owned at least one solar panel for additional energy

 

62% - Households owning a digital camera

 

44% - Households owning an iPod or MP3 player

 

52% - Households owning a tablet (iPad, Kindle etc).

 

42% - Households that have a desktop computer

 

60% - Households saying with a laptop or Netbook computer

 

88% - Households that owned at least one cellphone

 

73% - Households that owned at least one cellphone in 2004

 

73% - Households that had at least one landline telephone in 2013

 

91% - Households that had at least one landline telephone in 2004