Consumer Expenditures for the U.S., regions, and selected metropolitan areas

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for the U.S. and regions, 2014–15
Item All consumer units Northeast(1) Midwest(2) South(3) West(4)

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

127,734 23,232 28,079 48,115 28,308

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$68,316 $77,771 $66,754 $61,614 $73,496

Age of reference person

50.4 52.1 50 50.5 49.3

Average number in consumer unit:

 

People

2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.6

Children under 18

0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7

Adults 65 and over

0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3

Earners

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.4

Vehicles

1.9 1.6 2 1.8 2

Percent homeowner

63 61 65 65 56

Average annual expenditures

$54,715 $59,115 $53,425 $50,690 $59,217

Footnotes:
(1) The Northeast region is composed of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
(2) The Midwest region is composed of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
(3) The South region is composed of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(4) The West Region is composed of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
 

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August, 2016.
 

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for the U.S. and regions, 2014–15
Item All consumer units Northeast(1) Midwest(2) South(3) West(4)
Mean Percent
distribution(5)
Mean Percent
distribution(5)
Mean Percent
distribution(5)
Mean Percent
distribution(5)
Mean Percent
distribution(5)

Average annual expenditures

$54,715 100.0% $59,115 100.0% $53,425 100.0% $50,690 100.0% $59,217 100.0%

Food

6,891 12.6 6,867 11.6 6,993 13.1 6,497 12.8 7,473 12.6

Food at home

3,993 7.3 4,014 6.8 4,137 7.7 3,733 7.4 4,275 7.2

Cereals and bakery products

518 0.9 554 0.9 540 1.0 484 1.0 526 0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

894 1.6 899 1.5 914 1.7 875 1.7 901 1.5

Dairy products

418 0.8 444 0.8 456 0.9 366 0.7 446 0.8

Fruits and vegetables

762 1.4 812 1.4 755 1.4 686 1.4 858 1.4

Other food at home

1,401 2.6 1,304 2.2 1,472 2.8 1,322 2.6 1,543 2.6

Food away from home

2,898 5.3 2,853 4.8 2,856 5.3 2,764 5.5 3,199 5.4

Alcoholic beverages

489 0.9 543 0.9 516 1.0 392 0.8 580 1.0

Housing

18,097 33.1 20,915 35.4 16,728 31.3 16,283 32.1 20,227 34.2

Shelter

10,613 19.4 13,008 22.0 9,471 17.7 8,903 17.6 12,685 21.4

Owned dwellings

6,188 11.3 7,759 13.1 6,028 11.3 5,252 10.4 6,650 11.2

Rented dwellings

3,702 6.8 4,327 7.3 2,742 5.1 3,022 6.0 5,298 8.9

Other lodging

722 1.3 922 1.6 702 1.3 629 1.2 738 1.2

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,901 7.1 4,266 7.2 3,737 7.0 4,000 7.9 3,597 6.1

Household operations

1,242 2.3 1,465 2.5 1,064 2.0 1,128 2.2 1,430 2.4

Housekeeping supplies

643 1.2 594 1.0 703 1.3 630 1.2 647 1.1

Household furnishings and equipment

1,698 3.1 1,582 2.7 1,753 3.3 1,621 3.2 1,868 3.2

Apparel and services

1,817 3.3 1,859 3.1 1,804 3.4 1,624 3.2 2,119 3.6

Transportation

9,277 17.0 9,177 15.5 9,184 17.2 9,309 18.4 9,397 15.9

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,641 6.7 3,318 5.6 3,630 6.8 4,047 8.0 3,227 5.4

Gasoline and motor oil

2,277 4.2 2,037 3.4 2,244 4.2 2,332 4.6 2,415 4.1

Other vehicle expenses

2,734 5.0 2,872 4.9 2,776 5.2 2,498 4.9 2,981 5.0

Public and other transportation

624 1.1 950 1.6 534 1.0 432 0.9 773 1.3

Healthcare

4,320 7.9 4,453 7.5 4,508 8.4 4,144 8.2 4,321 7.3

Entertainment

2,783 5.1 2,748 4.6 2,812 5.3 2,599 5.1 3,098 5.2

Personal care products and services

664 1.2 701 1.2 662 1.2 597 1.2 751 1.3

Reading

117 0.2 132 0.2 128 0.2 94 0.2 136 0.2

Education

1,275 2.3 2,082 3.5 1,237 2.3 930 1.8 1,237 2.1

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

335 0.6 316 0.5 394 0.7 366 0.7 238 0.4

Miscellaneous

824 1.5 868 1.5 837 1.6 678 1.3 1,023 1.7

Cash contributions

1,793 3.3 1,705 2.9 1,682 3.1 1,787 3.5 1,985 3.4

Personal insurance and pensions

6,034 11.0 6,748 11.4 5,940 11.1 5,391 10.6 6,633 11.2

Life and other personal insurance

331 0.6 413 0.7 331 0.6 291 0.6 333 0.6

Pensions and Social Security

5,702 10.4 6,334 10.7 5,609 10.5 5,100 10.1 6,300 10.6

Footnotes:
(1) The Northeast region is composed of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
(2) The Midwest region is composed of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
(3) The South region is composed of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(4) The West Region is composed of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
(5) Percent of total expenditures. Components may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.
 

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August, 2016.
 

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected midwestern metropolitan statistical areas, 2014–15
Item Chicago Detroit Minneapolis-St. Paul

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

3,791 1,836 1,592

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$85,418 $79,443 $87,576

Age of reference person

49.5 49.9 50.2

Average number in consumer unit:

 

People

2.6 2.6 2.4

Children under 18

0.6 0.6 0.6

Adults 65 and over

0.3 0.3 0.3

Earners

1.4 1.3 1.4

Vehicles

1.7 2.1 2.4

Percent homeowner

63 69 69

Average annual expenditures

$63,697 $60,485 $69,967

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August, 2016.
 

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected midwestern metropolitan statistical areas, 2014–15
Item Chicago Detroit Minneapolis-St. Paul
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)

Average annual expenditures

$63,697 100.0% $60,485 100.0% $69,967 100.0%

Food

7,926 12.4 7,356 12.2 7,843 11.2

Food at home

4,586 7.2 4,132 6.8 4,427 6.3

Cereals and bakery products

595 0.9 521 0.9 549 0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,043 1.6 993 1.6 772 1.1

Dairy products

453 0.7 431 0.7 448 0.6

Fruits and vegetables

917 1.4 786 1.3 865 1.2

Other food at home

1,578 2.5 1,400 2.3 1,792 2.6

Food away from home

3,339 5.2 3,225 5.3 3,416 4.9

Alcoholic beverages

630 1.0 515 0.9 774 1.1

Housing

21,964 34.5 18,356 30.3 22,526 32.2

Shelter

14,063 22.1 10,308 17.0 14,219 20.3

Owned dwellings

8,918 14.0 6,358 10.5 8,819 12.6

Rented dwellings

4,230 6.6 2,665 4.4 4,045 5.8

Other lodging

914 1.4 1,285 2.1 1,355 1.9

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,894 6.1 4,305 7.1 3,702 5.3

Household operations

1,378 2.2 1,384 2.3 1,340 1.9

Housekeeping supplies

661 1.0 668 1.1 819 1.2

Household furnishings and equipment

1,968 3.1 1,691 2.8 2,446 3.5

Apparel and services

2,283 3.6 2,165 3.6 1,973 2.8

Transportation

9,908 15.6 11,357 18.8 11,652 16.7

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,910 6.1 2,926 4.8 5,003 7.2

Gasoline and motor oil

2,276 3.6 2,643 4.4 2,502 3.6

Other vehicle expenses

2,783 4.4 5,009 8.3 3,340 4.8

Public and other transportation

939 1.5 780 1.3 807 1.2

Healthcare

4,843 7.6 4,334 7.2 5,672 8.1

Entertainment

3,138 4.9 3,596 5.9 3,715 5.3

Personal care products and services

806 1.3 788 1.3 924 1.3

Reading

124 0.2 132 0.2 204 0.3

Education

1,795 2.8 1,412 2.3 2,337 3.3

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

334 0.5 375 0.6 320 0.5

Miscellaneous

957 1.5 900 1.5 759 1.1

Cash contributions

1,632 2.6 1,943 3.2 3,081 4.4

Personal insurance and pensions

7,357 11.5 7,254 12.0 8,189 11.7

Life and other personal insurance

425 0.7 408 0.7 471 0.7

Pensions and Social Security

6,932 10.9 6,846 11.3 7,718 11.0

Footnotes:
(1) Percent of total expenditures. Components may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.
 

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August, 2016.
 

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected northeastern metropolitan statistical areas, 2014–15
Item New York Philadelphia

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

8,418 2,894

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$87,198 $78,350

Age of reference person

51.7 52.2

Average number in consumer unit:

 

People

2.5 2.3

Children under 18

0.6 0.5

Adults 65 and over

0.4 0.4

Earners

1.3 1.3

Vehicles

1.3 1.6

Percent homeowner

53 65

Average annual expenditures

$62,872 $60,480

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August, 2016.
 

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected northeastern metropolitan statistical areas, 2014–15
Item New York Philadelphia
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)

Average annual expenditures

$62,872 100.0% $60,480 100.0%

Food

6,943 11.0 6,788 11.2

Food at home

4,055 6.4 4,065 6.7

Cereals and bakery products

564 0.9 545 0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

946 1.5 959 1.6

Dairy products

439 0.7 419 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

879 1.4 838 1.4

Other food at home

1,228 2.0 1,305 2.2

Food away from home

2,888 4.6 2,722 4.5

Alcoholic beverages

488 0.8 654 1.1

Housing

24,879 39.6 21,195 35.0

Shelter

16,835 26.8 12,805 21.2

Owned dwellings

9,478 15.1 7,924 13.1

Rented dwellings

6,481 10.3 3,736 6.2

Other lodging

876 1.4 1,145 1.9

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,318 6.9 4,673 7.7

Household operations

1,823 2.9 1,238 2.0

Housekeeping supplies

564 0.9 759 1.3

Household furnishings and equipment

1,339 2.1 1,720 2.8

Apparel and services

2,089 3.3 2,293 3.8

Transportation

8,002 12.7 9,588 15.9

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

1,903 3.0 3,236 5.4

Gasoline and motor oil

1,796 2.9 2,070 3.4

Other vehicle expenses

2,909 4.6 3,408 5.6

Public and other transportation

1,394 2.2 875 1.4

Healthcare

4,146 6.6 4,901 8.1

Entertainment

2,576 4.1 2,814 4.7

Personal care products and services

766 1.2 676 1.1

Reading

99 0.2 124 0.2

Education

2,483 3.9 2,387 3.9

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

222 0.4 399 0.7

Miscellaneous

869 1.4 712 1.2

Cash contributions

1,768 2.8 1,575 2.6

Personal insurance and pensions

7,543 12.0 6,373 10.5

Life and other personal insurance

411 0.7 305 0.5

Pensions and Social Security

7,132 11.3 6,069 10.0

Footnotes:
(1) Percent of total expenditures. Components may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.
 

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August, 2016.
 

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected southern metropolitan statistical areas, 2014–15
Item Washington, D.C. Baltimore Atlanta Miami Dallas-Fort Worth Houston

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

2,267 949 2,142 1,871 2,716 2,270

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$115,258 $91,242 $73,671 $53,517 $76,434 $88,406

Age of reference person

49.6 52.5 47.9 53.3 46.6 47.6

Average number in consumer unit:

 

People

2.7 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.7

Children under 18

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.8

Adults 65 and over

0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2

Earners

1.6 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.4

Vehicles

1.9 2 1.8 1.4 1.8 1.8

Percent homeowner

65 73 66 55 59 62

Average annual expenditures

$81,293 $68,441 $53,195 $48,967 $63,976 $67,161

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August, 2016.
 

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected southern metropolitan statistical areas, 2014–15
Item Washington, D.C. Baltimore Atlanta Miami Dallas-Fort Worth Houston
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)

Average annual expenditures

$81,293 100.0% $68,441 100.0% $53,195 100.0% $48,967 100.0% $63,976 100.0% $67,161 100.0%

Food

7,840 9.6 7,780 11.4 5,892 11.1 6,755 13.8 8,240 12.9 8,408 12.5

Food at home

4,114 5.1 4,502 6.6 3,448 6.5 4,112 8.4 4,241 6.6 4,394 6.5

Cereals and bakery products

513 0.6 628 0.9 409 0.8 505 1.0 525 0.8 505 0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

882 1.1 1,009 1.5 893 1.7 1,135 2.3 927 1.4 1,089 1.6

Dairy products

426 0.5 448 0.7 320 0.6 408 0.8 407 0.6 383 0.6

Fruits and vegetables

863 1.1 823 1.2 707 1.3 881 1.8 850 1.3 792 1.2

Other food at home

1,430 1.8 1,594 2.3 1,118 2.1 1,184 2.4 1,532 2.4 1,625 2.4

Food away from home

3,726 4.6 3,278 4.8 2,444 4.6 2,643 5.4 3,999 6.3 4,014 6.0

Alcoholic beverages

650 0.8 523 0.8 318 0.6 510 1.0 678 1.1 557 0.8

Housing

29,753 36.6 23,908 34.9 17,684 33.2 17,750 36.2 20,976 32.8 21,672 32.3

Shelter

19,813 24.4 14,796 21.6 10,482 19.7 11,878 24.3 11,415 17.8 12,235 18.2

Owned dwellings

12,123 14.9 10,744 15.7 6,318 11.9 5,633 11.5 6,206 9.7 7,021 10.5

Rented dwellings

6,056 7.4 3,011 4.4 3,498 6.6 5,726 11.7 4,502 7.0 4,075 6.1

Other lodging

1,635 2.0 1,042 1.5 667 1.3 520 1.1 708 1.1 1,139 1.7

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,537 5.6 4,290 6.3 4,231 8.0 3,362 6.9 4,557 7.1 4,625 6.9

Household operations

2,534 3.1 1,892 2.8 1,327 2.5 944 1.9 1,605 2.5 1,840 2.7

Housekeeping supplies

648 0.8 775 1.1 422 0.8 709 1.4 813 1.3 713 1.1

Household furnishings and equipment

2,220 2.7 2,154 3.1 1,221 2.3 858 1.8 2,585 4.0 2,259 3.4

Apparel and services

2,286 2.8 1,973 2.9 1,741 3.3 2,302 4.7 2,198 3.4 2,545 3.8

Transportation

12,744 15.7 10,783 15.8 8,586 16.1 8,884 18.1 11,306 17.7 13,462 20.0

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

5,498 6.8 3,712 5.4 3,010 5.7 2,538 5.2 5,082 7.9 6,468 9.6

Gasoline and motor oil

2,386 2.9 2,389 3.5 2,535 4.8 2,282 4.7 2,606 4.1 2,892 4.3

Other vehicle expenses

3,464 4.3 3,842 5.6 2,556 4.8 3,494 7.1 3,073 4.8 3,356 5.0

Public and other transportation

1,396 1.7 839 1.2 485 0.9 569 1.2 546 0.9 745 1.1

Healthcare

5,556 6.8 4,683 6.8 4,098 7.7 2,929 6.0 4,935 7.7 4,296 6.4

Entertainment

3,192 3.9 2,624 3.8 2,527 4.8 1,755 3.6 3,221 5.0 3,205 4.8

Personal care products and services

816 1.0 864 1.3 530 1.0 636 1.3 790 1.2 900 1.3

Reading

239 0.3 244 0.4 84 0.2 50 0.1 127 0.2 109 0.2

Education

2,243 2.8 1,592 2.3 1,336 2.5 504 1.0 935 1.5 1,722 2.6

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

249 0.3 151 0.2 217 0.4 202 0.4 328 0.5 425 0.6

Miscellaneous

1,014 1.2 1,071 1.6 399 0.8 449 0.9 926 1.4 814 1.2

Cash contributions

4,180 5.1 2,292 3.3 2,171 4.1 1,101 2.2 1,938 3.0 2,046 3.0

Personal insurance and pensions

10,532 13.0 9,953 14.5 7,613 14.3 5,139 10.5 7,377 11.5 7,000 10.4

Life and other personal insurance

719 0.9 571 0.8 169 0.3 242 0.5 390 0.6 287 0.4

Pensions and Social Security

9,814 12.1 9,382 13.7 7,444 14.0 4,898 10.0 6,987 10.9 6,712 10.0

Footnotes:
(1) Percent of total expenditures. Components may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.
 

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August, 2016.
 

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected western metropolitan statistical areas, 2014–15
Item Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Seattle Phoenix

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

6,594 2,336 1,163 1,732 1,591

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$72,360 $101,998 $86,001 $88,351 $72,130

Age of reference person

48.8 49.9 48.8 49 47.6

Average number in consumer unit:

 

People

2.8 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.6

Children under 18

0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.7

Adults 65 and over

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Earners

1.5 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.4

Vehicles

1.6 1.8 1.9 2.1 1.7

Percent homeowner

49 50 58 58 58

Average annual expenditures

$58,388 $71,433 $71,039 $69,017 $55,118

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August, 2016.
 

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected western metropolitan statistical areas, 2014–15
Item Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Seattle Phoenix
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)

Average annual expenditures

$58,388 100.0% $71,433 100.0% $71,039 100.0% $69,017 100.0% $55,118 100.0%

Food

7,235 12.4 8,612 12.1 7,440 10.5 8,929 12.9 7,167 13.0

Food at home

4,014 6.9 4,114 5.8 4,078 5.7 5,301 7.7 4,370 7.9

Cereals and bakery products

475 0.8 489 0.7 420 0.6 610 0.9 552 1.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

966 1.7 945 1.3 819 1.2 975 1.4 918 1.7

Dairy products

390 0.7 427 0.6 449 0.6 489 0.7 444 0.8

Fruits and vegetables

866 1.5 955 1.3 818 1.2 1,049 1.5 799 1.4

Other food at home

1,317 2.3 1,298 1.8 1,572 2.2 2,179 3.2 1,656 3.0

Food away from home

3,221 5.5 4,498 6.3 3,362 4.7 3,627 5.3 2,798 5.1

Alcoholic beverages

472 0.8 1,005 1.4 717 1.0 759 1.1 611 1.1

Housing

21,854 37.4 26,483 37.1 25,464 35.8 23,768 34.4 18,328 33.3

Shelter

14,716 25.2 18,724 26.2 17,030 24.0 14,913 21.6 10,908 19.8

Owned dwellings

6,981 12.0 8,947 12.5 9,313 13.1 8,326 12.1 5,963 10.8

Rented dwellings

7,081 12.1 8,743 12.2 6,678 9.4 5,656 8.2 4,057 7.4

Other lodging

654 1.1 1,034 1.4 1,039 1.5 931 1.3 889 1.6

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,508 6.0 3,493 4.9 3,603 5.1 3,690 5.3 4,217 7.7

Household operations

1,558 2.7 2,171 3.0 1,828 2.6 1,885 2.7 1,250 2.3

Housekeeping supplies

579 1.0 581 0.8 799 1.1 768 1.1 519 0.9

Household furnishings and equipment

1,494 2.6 1,514 2.1 2,204 3.1 2,512 3.6 1,434 2.6

Apparel and services

2,686 4.6 2,366 3.3 2,130 3.0 2,405 3.5 1,848 3.4

Transportation

8,827 15.1 9,911 13.9 11,020 15.5 9,767 14.2 8,981 16.3

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

2,434 4.2 2,677 3.7 3,358 4.7 2,835 4.1 3,290 6.0

Gasoline and motor oil

2,651 4.5 2,219 3.1 2,902 4.1 2,230 3.2 2,352 4.3

Other vehicle expenses

3,209 5.5 3,411 4.8 3,789 5.3 3,415 4.9 2,676 4.9

Public and other transportation

534 0.9 1,603 2.2 971 1.4 1,287 1.9 663 1.2

Healthcare

3,615 6.2 4,685 6.6 4,732 6.7 4,635 6.7 4,474 8.1

Entertainment

2,423 4.1 3,318 4.6 3,740 5.3 3,673 5.3 2,756 5.0

Personal care products and services

729 1.2 845 1.2 966 1.4 888 1.3 712 1.3

Reading

101 0.2 147 0.2 184 0.3 184 0.3 116 0.2

Education

1,586 2.7 1,806 2.5 1,622 2.3 1,750 2.5 1,546 2.8

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

152 0.3 133 0.2 165 0.2 221 0.3 278 0.5

Miscellaneous

986 1.7 780 1.1 1,747 2.5 1,957 2.8 468 0.8

Cash contributions

1,276 2.2 2,262 3.2 1,843 2.6 2,119 3.1 1,414 2.6

Personal insurance and pensions

6,445 11.0 9,079 12.7 9,270 13.0 7,961 11.5 6,418 11.6

Life and other personal insurance

218 0.4 419 0.6 1,351 1.9 339 0.5 253 0.5

Pensions and Social Security

6,227 10.7 8,661 12.1 7,919 11.1 7,622 11.0 6,164 11.2

Footnotes:
(1) Percent of total expenditures. Components may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.
 

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August, 2016.