U.S. daily consumer spending level was $92
Each day, Gallup asks Americans how much they spent yesterday in restaurants, gas stations, stores or online - not counting home, vehicle or other major purchases, or normal monthly bills - to provide an indication of Americans' discretionary spending.
The November 2015 average of $92 is based on interviews with more than 14,000 U.S. adults.
While the November 2015 spending average is slightly below the $95 found in November 2014, it is similar to the $91 in November 2013. Other November averages since 2008 have been lower, between $66 and $87.
Gallup found that average daily spending increased significantly this year during the last few days of November and on Black Friday specifically.
This spending increase could be a good sign as the U.S. enters the December holiday shopping period.
Historically, spending increases by about $5 between November and December, although smaller increases were seen in 2008 and 2014. ■