Thanks to GDPR Apple is letting its customers download a copy of their data. I recently got my Apple data download and I found something interesting. Since it contains a list of all the content you’ve ever bought with an Apple device, you can calculate how much you’ve spent.
Apple Data Download Spending
So if you’ve gotten your download, you’ll see a bunch of folders that contain spreadsheets.
- Look for a spreadsheet called “iTunes Downloads.csv.“
- You can open in up in Numbers, or the spreadsheet app of your choice.
- There are a bunch of columns, but you’ll see one that contains prices. Free apps just list “0E+00.”
So in whatever program you’re using, you can add a row below the last one, then use a SUM formula to automatically add them all up. If you have more spreadsheet-fu than me, you’ll probably be able to break it down by year. As you can see from the screenshot I took, this also includes recurring subscriptions.
I didn’t spend as much as I thought: since 2011 when I got my first Apple device (iTouch 5th gen) I’ve spent US$2,171.