label,count
Ride Hailing,17.5
Meals,16.8
Airfare,13.1
Fuel,11.4
Hotel,11.1
Misc.,12.0
Supplies,4.9
Cell Phone, 4.0
Car Rental,3.9
Grocery,2.2
Shipping,1.8
Parking,0.8
Tolls,0.5

Average Spending by
Category in 2019

Percentage of total annual T&E transactions by expense category based on more than $5.1B in expenses processed by the Certify system in 2019.

*Ride Hailing includes taxis

Your Results

Here’s how compares to Certify’s SpendSmart 2019 benchmarks.



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Prepare for Takeoff

Airfare Expense Benchmark

Your average airfare is than the benchmark.


Spendsmart
Benchmark

Policy Matters

72% of all companies have a written T&E Policy in place 65% enforce compliance with a manual or selective review
Fuel and other factors can affect air costs; consider integrated travel booking to ensure the best rates.
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There’s (Almost)
No Place Like Home

Lodging Expense Benchmark

Your average lodging cost is than the benchmark.


Spendsmart Benchmark

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You Are What You Eat

Restaurant Expense Benchmark

Your average restaurant expense is than the benchmark.


Spendsmart Benchmark

Meal delivery services grew 86% year-over-year compared with 2018. Make sure to update your travel policy frequently to stay current with changing trends.
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That’s My Ride

Ride Hailing Expense Benchmark

Your average ride hailing cost is than the benchmark.


Spendsmart Benchmark


Ride hailing drove past meals as the most expensed category in 2019 with 17.5% of all transactions.
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Going the Distance

Rental Car Expense Benchmark

Your average car rental cost is than the benchmark.


Spendsmart Benchmark

With 36.8% of total transactions, National Car Rental was the most expensed choice in 2019.
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Not Running on Empty

Fuel Expense Benchmark

Your average fuel expense is than the benchmark.


Spendsmart Benchmark

The average fuel expense has increased by $0.72 over last year.