October 14, 2010

Spending on mortgage interest payments and charges decreases from 2007 to 2009

Average annual expenditures for selected components of total expenditures, 2007–09
Component 2007 2008 2009

Mortgage interest payments and charges

$3,890 $3,826 $3,594

Healthcare

$2,853 $2,976 $3,126

Rented dwellings

$2,602 $2,724 $2,860

Gasoline and motor oil

$2,384 $2,715 $1,986

Apparel and services

$1,881 $1,801 $1,725

These data featured in the TED article, Spending on mortgage interest payments and charges decreases from 2007 to 2009.

 

 

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