Hidden Costs: Price of Doing Business [Inforgraphic]

    March 19, 2012

It may not sound like much, but spending $1.50 or $2.00 a day on a cup of coffee can add up. If you’re not a person to eat items off the McDonalds dollar menu everyday for lunch, eating out can add up pretty quick as well.

Shelling out lots of cash just to eat and drink everyday doesn’t seem like such a big deal, but when you add up the figures at the end of the month, you may be taking a huge chunk out of your household budget.

With the increasing cost of fuel, and only a small percentage of Americans driving truly fuel efficient vehicles, cutting back on frivolous daily spending may be an option.

Mindflash.Com has put together a handy infographic on what most of us are spending for coffee and lunch throughout our workdays.

For those of you that aren’t penny pinchers, the numbers might come as a surprise. Look closely at the numbers they came up with and consider what other items you could afford if coffee and lunch were done a different way.

Here’s what they found: