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Average consumers are spending more and more on technology. iYogi Insights recently released results of study conducted on technology spending, and they found that many people are now considering technology a utility. sources: iYogi Insights techjournalsouth.com

Technology vs. utility bills
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63% say they spend 35% more on technology bills than utility bills.

Spending on regular utilities
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6%-12% of income on average is spent for utilities.

If technology bills are 35% higher, the math shows that we are spending a pretty penny for technology.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy

Mobile services
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Average spending for mobile services is $94 per month.

Downloaded games, music, movie
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Average spending for downloaded entertainment $19 per month.

Internet service provider
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Average spending for an internet service provider is between $20 and $180 per month.

High speed internet has become less of a luxury and more of a necessity for some.

Cloud services
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Average spending: $10 per month.

Cloud services are things like Dropbox, which allow you to save things on the web so they are never lost.

Number of technology in households with more than two members:
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In 2012, the number of devices in households with more than two people was 10-11.

iPad
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33% of parents are willing to buy, or have already bought their kids an iPad, according to another iYogi report.