We’ve already seen how Mint data can be used to tell stories about consumer spending and the economy. Now, whenever you want to know which businesses are trending or which bar is buzzing, you can do so yourself.
Mint data has powered a number of articles here on MintLife, especially our popular infographics; allowing us to show which coffee shops are the most popular, to predict holiday spending, and even gain insights into new consumer behavior. Using Mint data, we are able to not only visualize recent trends, but predict upcoming ones. We were the first to report that RedBox is an up-and-coming competitor to Netflix, to give just one example. And once we saw travel spending pick up, we did not wait too long to let you know.
Now, we’re putting the power of data in your hands.
With the launch of MintData into public beta we’re giving everyone an even closer look at the aggregate anonymous spending data from 4 million Mint.com users.
We’re excited to see our growth translate into unprecedented insights into consumer spending. Instead of knowing how many dollar signs a guide gives a restaurant, you’ll see what the average amount spent at that restaurant is. Just go to data.mint.com to compare one city with another, look at how popular merchants are performing, and more. You can see spending data by average purchase price or popularity (the number of transactions per month). Start with a category or a specific business for more than 300 U.S. cities.
We encourage you to jump right in and play around with the data and we hope it will help you to make better money decisions.