The New York Times has its flaws (Maureen Dowd, anyone?), but one thing they consistently do well is info-graphics. Their latest centers around what the global economy is spending their discretionary income on from clothing, electronics, recreation, household goods, alcohol and more.
“People in Greece spend almost 13 times more money on clothing as they do on electronics. People living in Japan spend more on recreation than they do on clothing, electronics and household goods combined. Americans spend a lot of money on everything.
It’s a very handy interactive chart. See the whole diagram here.