With any big purchase or impulse buy, you've probably wondered: Am I spending too much money? And then you've wondered: Is anyone else as much of a cheapskate/spendthrift/money waster as I am? Does everyone else spend as much on groceries or gas? Should I really be spending $15 for a six-pack of microbrew? WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?!
Okay. Breathe. Bundle—which we've featured before—is one of a new breed of infographics-based startups, which aims to help you see exactly how your neighbors spend their money—and help you decide whether or not your life is a freakish pursuit of status and comfort, or merely just an average pursuit of status and comfort.
The site is currently in beta, but you can already get a pretty tasty sample of the offerings. You simply specify the demographic you're interested in—say, single males, between 25-34, making $XXX—and then you can compare as many zip codes as you want, or simply drill down into your own zip code, to get a comparison with your immediate neighbors.
Then, you can map the results:
And, what's coolest, you can see the results as percentiles as well—so that compare how your spending habits stack up:
Check out the site here, and sign up to get news about the next launch.
[Tip via DataVisualization.Ch]