Tax Foundation data on household expenditures for taxes.

Marketwatch staffer Catey Hill reports that Americans will pay roughly 20% more for their federal, state and local taxes than for the their housing, food and clothing combined, according to an analysis by the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan tax research organization.

Hill notes that the tally among Americans for national, state, and local taxes will total about $4.9 trillion ($3.34 trillion in federal taxes and $1.6trillion state and local taxes). Meanwhile, Hill writes, here's what U.S. households spend on other items:

In 2016, Americans will likely spend roughly $1.6 trillion on food, $2.1 trillion on housing and $360 billion on clothing, totaling about $4.1 trillion.

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