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

Consumer unit characteristics for the U.S. and regions, 2013–14
Item All consumer units Northeast(1) Midwest(2) South(3) West(4)

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

126,338 22,910 28,155 47,059 28,213

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$65,339 $73,756 $64,268 $60,011 $68,459

Age of reference person

50.2 52.2 49.6 50.3 49.0

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 older

0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3

Earners

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.3

Vehicles

1.9 1.6 2.0 1.8 1.9

Percent homeowner

63 62 66 66 57

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, September, 2015.
 

Annual average (mean) expenditures and shares for the U.S. and regions, 2013–14
Item All consumer units Northeast(1) Midwest(2) South(3) West(4)
Mean Share(5) Mean Share(5) Mean Share(5) Mean Share(5) Mean Share(5)

Average annual expenditures

$52,284 100.0% $58,122 100.0% $51,238 100.0% $47,667 100.0% $56,298 100.0%

Food

6,681 12.8 6,944 11.9 6,749 13.2 6,217 13.0 7,178 12.8

Food at home

3,974 7.6 4,156 7.2 4,121 8.0 3,658 7.7 4,215 7.5

Cereals and bakery products

531 1.0 586 1.0 565 1.1 489 1.0 525 0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

874 1.7 931 1.6 853 1.7 858 1.8 875 1.6

Dairy products

419 0.8 463 0.8 455 0.9 360 0.8 447 0.8

Fruits and vegetables

753 1.4 810 1.4 767 1.5 658 1.4 854 1.5

Other food at home

1,397 2.7 1,367 2.4 1,481 2.9 1,293 2.7 1,514 2.7

Food away from home

2,707 5.2 2,789 4.8 2,628 5.1 2,559 5.4 2,963 5.3

Alcoholic beverages

454 0.9 525 0.9 474 0.9 362 0.8 530 0.9

Housing

17,478 33.4 20,707 35.6 16,066 31.4 15,525 32.6 19,525 34.7

Shelter

10,289 19.7 12,873 22.1 9,109 17.8 8,594 18.0 12,196 21.7

Owned dwellings

6,128 11.7 7,798 13.4 5,918 11.6 5,205 10.9 6,520 11.6

Rented dwellings

3,478 6.7 4,198 7.2 2,493 4.9 2,834 5.9 4,951 8.8

Other lodging

683 1.3 877 1.5 699 1.4 555 1.2 724 1.3

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,830 7.3 4,232 7.3 3,640 7.1 3,906 8.2 3,567 6.3

Household operations

1,159 2.2 1,371 2.4 1,037 2.0 1,043 2.2 1,303 2.3

Housekeeping supplies

638 1.2 621 1.1 686 1.3 592 1.2 684 1.2

Household furnishings and equipment

1,561 3.0 1,610 2.8 1,594 3.1 1,390 2.9 1,776 3.2

Apparel and services

1,699 3.2 1,876 3.2 1,690 3.3 1,530 3.2 1,850 3.3

Transportation

9,039 17.3 9,337 16.1 8,954 17.5 8,858 18.6 9,180 16.3

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,286 6.3 3,162 5.4 3,404 6.6 3,393 7.1 3,091 5.5

Gasoline and motor oil

2,539 4.9 2,322 4.0 2,516 4.9 2,639 5.5 2,572 4.6

Other vehicle expenses

2,654 5.1 2,989 5.1 2,535 4.9 2,454 5.1 2,831 5.0

Public and other transportation

559 1.1 864 1.5 499 1.0 371 0.8 686 1.2

Healthcare

3,935 7.5 4,125 7.1 4,223 8.2 3,645 7.6 3,977 7.1

Entertainment

2,605 5.0 2,679 4.6 2,612 5.1 2,341 4.9 2,981 5.3

Personal care products and services

627 1.2 665 1.1 613 1.2 566 1.2 710 1.3

Reading

103 0.2 119 0.2 112 0.2 80 0.2 118 0.2

Education

1,210 2.3 2,033 3.5 1,206 2.4 814 1.7 1,204 2.1

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

324 0.6 328 0.6 364 0.7 344 0.7 249 0.4

Miscellaneous

691 1.3 725 1.2 689 1.3 616 1.3 791 1.4

Cash contributions

1,811 3.5 1,653 2.8 1,941 3.8 1,690 3.5 2,011 3.6

Personal insurance and pensions

5,628 10.8 6,407 11.0 5,544 10.8 5,078 10.7 5,994 10.6

Life and other personal insurance

323 0.6 397 0.7 325 0.6 297 0.6 304 0.5

Pensions and Social Security

5,305 10.1 6,009 10.3 5,220 10.2 4,781 10.0 5,690 10.1

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, September, 2015.
 

Consumer unit characteristics for select metropolitan areas in the Midwest region, 2013–14
Item Chicago Cleveland Detroit Minneapolis-
St. Paul

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

3,695 1,052 1,888 1,481

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$81,945 $62,265 $72,851 $93,299

Age of reference person

50.5 52.6 50.3 48.2

Average number in consumer unit:

 

People

2.6 2.3 2.4 2.5

Children under 18

0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6

Adults 65 and older

0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3

Earners

1.4 1.2 1.2 1.5

Vehicles

1.7 1.8 2.1 2.3

Percent homeowner

65 64 72 69

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2015.
 

Annual average (mean) expenditures and shares for select metropolitan areas in the Midwest region, 2013–14
Item Chicago Cleveland Detroit Minneapolis- St. Paul
Mean Share(1) Mean Share(1) Mean Share(1) Mean Share(1)

Average annual expenditures

$60,915 100.0% $49,789 100.0% $57,514 100.0% $66,934 100.0%

Food

7,761 12.7 6,814 13.7 7,116 12.4 7,583 11.3

Food at home

4,784 7.9 4,091 8.2 4,405 7.7 4,213 6.3

Cereals and bakery products

661 1.1 558 1.1 544 0.9 525 0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,080 1.8 1,003 2.0 938 1.6 678 1.0

Dairy products

441 0.7 432 0.9 410 0.7 457 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

951 1.6 727 1.5 821 1.4 787 1.2

Other food at home

1,652 2.7 1,371 2.8 1,691 2.9 1,764 2.6

Food away from home

2,976 4.9 2,723 5.5 2,712 4.7 3,371 5.0

Alcoholic beverages

513 0.8 557 1.1 485 0.8 639 1.0

Housing

21,389 35.1 15,435 31.0 17,379 30.2 21,698 32.4

Shelter

13,740 22.6 8,794 17.7 9,773 17.0 12,637 18.9

Owned dwellings

8,716 14.3 5,349 10.7 6,442 11.2 8,296 12.4

Rented dwellings

3,939 6.5 2,896 5.8 2,057 3.6 3,140 4.7

Other lodging

1,084 1.8 548 1.1 1,274 2.2 1,202 1.8

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,822 6.3 3,542 7.1 4,095 7.1 3,592 5.4

Household operations

1,442 2.4 951 1.9 1,120 1.9 1,500 2.2

Housekeeping supplies

648 1.1 618 1.2 656 1.1 865 1.3

Household furnishings and equipment

1,736 2.8 1,531 3.1 1,735 3.0 3,103 4.6

Apparel and services

2,262 3.7 1,494 3.0 1,740 3.0 1,856 2.8

Transportation

9,237 15.2 8,943 18.0 11,053 19.2 11,991 17.9

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,584 5.9 3,399 6.8 3,166 5.5 5,168 7.7

Gasoline and motor oil

2,537 4.2 2,228 4.5 3,009 5.2 2,798 4.2

Other vehicle expenses

2,287 3.8 2,921 5.9 4,288 7.5 3,424 5.1

Public and other transportation

829 1.4 396 0.8 590 1.0 602 0.9

Healthcare

4,511 7.4 3,686 7.4 4,092 7.1 4,896 7.3

Entertainment

2,781 4.6 2,233 4.5 3,130 5.4 3,683 5.5

Personal care products and services

772 1.3 626 1.3 671 1.2 725 1.1

Reading

106 0.2 77 0.2 149 0.3 181 0.3

Education

1,831 3.0 1,088 2.2 1,487 2.6 1,711 2.6

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

284 0.5 291 0.6 358 0.6 307 0.5

Miscellaneous

860 1.4 817 1.6 993 1.7 972 1.5

Cash contributions

1,782 2.9 1,780 3.6 2,449 4.3 3,229 4.8

Personal insurance and pensions

6,826 11.2 5,949 11.9 6,410 11.1 7,464 11.2

Life and other personal insurance

402 0.7 246 0.5 348 0.6 360 0.5

Pensions and Social Security

6,424 10.5 5,703 11.5 6,062 10.5 7,104 10.6

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, September, 2015.
 

Consumer unit characteristics for select metropolitan areas in the Northeast region, 2013–14
Item Boston New York Philadelphia

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

2,703 8,953 3,116

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$88,932 $82,749 $71,457

Age of reference person

51.9 51.7 52.0

Average number in consumer unit:

 

People

2.4 2.5 2.4

Children under 18

0.5 0.6 0.5

Adults 65 and older

0.4 0.4 0.4

Earners

1.4 1.3 1.3

Vehicles

1.8 1.3 1.6

Percent homeowner

63 55 65

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2015.
 

Annual average (mean) expenditures and shares for select metropolitan areas in the Northeast region, 2013–14
Item Boston New York Philadelphia
Mean Share(1) Mean Share(1) Mean Share(1)

Average annual expenditures

$66,203 100.0% $63,193 100.0% $57,907 100.0%

Food

7,777 11.7 7,329 11.6 7,263 12.5

Food at home

4,883 7.4 4,261 6.7 4,327 7.5

Cereals and bakery products

712 1.1 609 1.0 613 1.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,013 1.5 1,008 1.6 1,042 1.8

Dairy products

495 0.7 464 0.7 460 0.8

Fruits and vegetables

956 1.4 895 1.4 847 1.5

Other food at home

1,707 2.6 1,283 2.0 1,365 2.4

Food away from home

2,895 4.4 3,068 4.9 2,936 5.1

Alcoholic beverages

619 0.9 541 0.9 636 1.1

Housing

22,048 33.3 25,046 39.6 20,475 35.4

Shelter

13,503 20.4 16,901 26.7 12,317 21.3

Owned dwellings

8,458 12.8 9,776 15.5 7,622 13.2

Rented dwellings

3,957 6.0 6,267 9.9 3,580 6.2

Other lodging

1,089 1.6 859 1.4 1,115 1.9

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,363 6.6 4,318 6.8 4,574 7.9

Household operations

1,832 2.8 1,766 2.8 953 1.6

Housekeeping supplies

530 0.8 594 0.9 842 1.5

Household furnishings and equipment

1,819 2.7 1,468 2.3 1,789 3.1

Apparel and services

2,014 3.0 2,334 3.7 2,193 3.8

Transportation

9,997 15.1 8,442 13.4 9,500 16.4

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,589 5.4 2,071 3.3 3,253 5.6

Gasoline and motor oil

2,634 4.0 2,088 3.3 2,268 3.9

Other vehicle expenses

2,946 4.4 2,982 4.7 3,228 5.6

Public and other transportation

828 1.3 1,301 2.1 751 1.3

Healthcare

4,764 7.2 3,937 6.2 4,386 7.6

Entertainment

3,071 4.6 2,597 4.1 2,730 4.7

Personal care products and services

749 1.1 748 1.2 676 1.2

Reading

138 0.2 100 0.2 105 0.2

Education

2,496 3.8 2,575 4.1 2,003 3.5

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

430 0.6 230 0.4 343 0.6

Miscellaneous

1,330 2.0 652 1.0 561 1.0

Cash contributions

2,221 3.4 1,669 2.6 1,237 2.1

Personal insurance and pensions

8,550 12.9 6,993 11.1 5,800 10.0

Life and other personal insurance

520 0.8 413 0.7 313 0.5

Pensions and Social Security

8,030 12.1 6,581 10.4 5,487 9.5

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, September, 2015.
 

Consumer unit characteristics for select metropolitan areas in the West region, 2013–14
Item Los Angeles Phoenix San Diego San Francisco Seattle

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

6,590 1,509 1,162 3,006 1,831

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$69,118 $57,111 $77,805 $92,780 $87,176

Age of reference person

48.0 47.5 50.0 49.8 49.3

Average number in consumer unit:

 

People

2.8 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.8

Children under 18

0.7 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.7

Adults 65 and older

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Earners

1.4 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.6

Vehicles

1.6 1.6 1.9 1.8 2.2

Percent homeowner

50 56 56 50 61

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2015.
 

Annual average (mean) expenditures and shares for select metropolitan areas in the West region, 2013–14
Item Los Angeles Phoenix San Diego San Francisco Seattle
Mean Share(1) Mean Share(1) Mean Share(1) Mean Share(1) Mean Share(1)

Average annual expenditures

$55,546 100.0% $51,269 100.0% $63,189 100.0% $68,765 100.0% $64,933 100.0%

Food

7,278 13.1 7,137 13.9 6,936 11.0 8,152 11.9 7,958 12.3

Food at home

4,196 7.6 4,351 8.5 3,880 6.1 4,215 6.1 4,512 6.9

Cereals and bakery products

507 0.9 523 1.0 423 0.7 538 0.8 586 0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

957 1.7 928 1.8 760 1.2 907 1.3 915 1.4

Dairy products

425 0.8 494 1.0 425 0.7 434 0.6 449 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

901 1.6 793 1.5 792 1.3 962 1.4 1,009 1.6

Other food at home

1,406 2.5 1,614 3.1 1,481 2.3 1,374 2.0 1,553 2.4

Food away from home

3,083 5.6 2,786 5.4 3,056 4.8 3,937 5.7 3,446 5.3

Alcoholic beverages

478 0.9 549 1.1 681 1.1 721 1.0 655 1.0

Housing

21,501 38.7 17,543 34.2 23,774 37.6 25,663 37.3 22,728 35.0

Shelter

14,293 25.7 10,218 19.9 15,880 25.1 17,967 26.1 13,862 21.3

Owned dwellings

7,043 12.7 5,252 10.2 8,503 13.5 8,687 12.6 7,866 12.1

Rented dwellings

6,625 11.9 4,190 8.2 6,529 10.3 8,417 12.2 4,928 7.6

Other lodging

625 1.1 776 1.5 848 1.3 862 1.3 1,068 1.6

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,450 6.2 4,160 8.1 3,352 5.3 3,553 5.2 4,172 6.4

Household operations

1,503 2.7 1,198 2.3 1,690 2.7 1,687 2.5 1,852 2.9

Housekeeping supplies

642 1.2 682 1.3 714 1.1 721 1.0 951 1.5

Household furnishings and equipment

1,613 2.9 1,286 2.5 2,138 3.4 1,734 2.5 1,891 2.9

Apparel and services

1,920 3.5 1,692 3.3 1,977 3.1 2,227 3.2 2,291 3.5

Transportation

8,315 15.0 9,930 19.4 10,319 16.3 9,404 13.7 9,967 15.3

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

1,964 3.5 3,986 7.8 3,099 4.9 2,475 3.6 3,037 4.7

Gasoline and motor oil

2,819 5.1 2,502 4.9 2,945 4.7 2,379 3.5 2,638 4.1

Other vehicle expenses

2,934 5.3 3,106 6.1 3,407 5.4 3,347 4.9 3,154 4.9

Public and other transportation

599 1.1 336 0.7 869 1.4 1,203 1.7 1,138 1.8

Healthcare

3,178 5.7 3,609 7.0 4,395 7.0 4,459 6.5 4,042 6.2

Entertainment

2,427 4.4 2,804 5.5 2,894 4.6 3,329 4.8 3,687 5.7

Personal care products and services

781 1.4 693 1.4 744 1.2 850 1.2 815 1.3

Reading

79 0.1 63 0.1 162 0.3 161 0.2 179 0.3

Education

1,601 2.9 887 1.7 1,068 1.7 1,900 2.8 1,631 2.5

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

163 0.3 215 0.4 232 0.4 187 0.3 281 0.4

Miscellaneous

608 1.1 395 0.8 1,091 1.7 813 1.2 1,235 1.9

Cash contributions

1,291 2.3 1,171 2.3 1,752 2.8 2,460 3.6 1,996 3.1

Personal insurance and pensions

5,926 10.7 4,578 8.9 7,162 11.3 8,438 12.3 7,468 11.5

Life and other personal insurance

197 0.4 347 0.7 350 0.6 358 0.5 483 0.7

Pensions and Social Security

5,728 10.3 4,231 8.3 6,812 10.8 8,080 11.8 6,986 10.8

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, September, 2015.
 

Consumer unit characteristics for select metropolitan areas in the South region, 2013–14
Item Atlanta Baltimore Dallas-Fort Worth Houston Miami Washington, D.C.

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

2,274 913 2,688 2,074 1,785 2,278

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$69,821 $84,605 $74,119 $95,103 $51,787 $117,645

Age of reference person

48.1 53.2 47.4 47.3 50.1 48.7

Average number in consumer unit:

 

People

2.5 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.7

Children under 18

0.6 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7

Adults 65 and older

0.2 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Earners

1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.6

Vehicles

1.7 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.4 2.0

Percent homeowner

65 72 59 64 53 66

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2015.
 

Annual average (mean) expenditures and shares for select metropolitan areas in the South region, 2013–14
Item Atlanta Baltimore Dallas-Fort Worth Houston Miami Washington, D.C.
Mean Share(1) Mean Share(1) Mean Share(1) Mean Share(1) Mean Share(1) Mean Share(1)

Average annual expenditures

$49,161 100.0% $63,145 100.0% $61,698 100.0% $66,237 100.0% $43,066 100.0% $80,795 100.0%

Food

6,275 12.8 7,288 11.5 7,813 12.7 7,987 12.1 5,610 13.0 8,109 10.0

Food at home

3,651 7.4 4,100 6.5 4,048 6.6 4,362 6.6 3,480 8.1 4,342 5.4

Cereals and bakery products

488 1.0 603 1.0 520 0.8 511 0.8 433 1.0 528 0.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

799 1.6 900 1.4 915 1.5 960 1.4 1,039 2.4 990 1.2

Dairy products

326 0.7 387 0.6 382 0.6 384 0.6 354 0.8 441 0.5

Fruits and vegetables

781 1.6 791 1.3 741 1.2 796 1.2 701 1.6 883 1.1

Other food at home

1,257 2.6 1,419 2.2 1,490 2.4 1,711 2.6 953 2.2 1,500 1.9

Food away from home

2,624 5.3 3,187 5.0 3,765 6.1 3,625 5.5 2,131 4.9 3,767 4.7

Alcoholic beverages

385 0.8 450 0.7 744 1.2 612 0.9 375 0.9 563 0.7

Housing

16,316 33.2 21,399 33.9 20,405 33.1 22,155 33.4 16,981 39.4 28,888 35.8

Shelter

9,791 19.9 13,147 20.8 11,472 18.6 12,786 19.3 11,567 26.9 18,740 23.2

Owned dwellings

5,884 12.0 8,628 13.7 6,607 10.7 7,549 11.4 5,417 12.6 11,746 14.5

Rented dwellings

3,336 6.8 3,588 5.7 4,053 6.6 3,786 5.7 5,677 13.2 5,699 7.1

Other lodging

571 1.2 932 1.5 812 1.3 1,452 2.2 472 1.1 1,295 1.6

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,992 8.1 3,962 6.3 4,425 7.2 4,491 6.8 3,327 7.7 4,708 5.8

Household operations

1,084 2.2 1,669 2.6 1,523 2.5 1,879 2.8 812 1.9 2,526 3.1

Housekeeping supplies

499 1.0 636 1.0 819 1.3 937 1.4 584 1.4 709 0.9

Household furnishings and equipment

950 1.9 1,985 3.1 2,166 3.5 2,061 3.1 692 1.6 2,205 2.7

Apparel and services

1,694 3.4 1,947 3.1 2,254 3.7 2,276 3.4 1,350 3.1 2,092 2.6

Transportation

8,086 16.4 9,489 15.0 11,290 18.3 11,873 17.9 7,243 16.8 14,559 18.0

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

2,512 5.1 2,533 4.0 4,651 7.5 4,684 7.1 1,574 3.7 6,143 7.6

Gasoline and motor oil

2,739 5.6 2,848 4.5 2,919 4.7 3,247 4.9 2,608 6.1 2,712 3.4

Other vehicle expenses

2,421 4.9 3,369 5.3 3,102 5.0 3,088 4.7 2,667 6.2 4,490 5.6

Public and other transportation

415 0.8 740 1.2 617 1.0 854 1.3 394 0.9 1,213 1.5

Healthcare

3,565 7.3 3,877 6.1 4,315 7.0 4,009 6.1 2,433 5.6 4,914 6.1

Entertainment

1,980 4.0 2,789 4.4 3,114 5.0 3,247 4.9 1,565 3.6 3,430 4.2

Personal care products and services

549 1.1 819 1.3 781 1.3 780 1.2 712 1.7 829 1.0

Reading

64 0.1 129 0.2 93 0.2 99 0.1 54 0.1 232 0.3

Education

1,379 2.8 1,803 2.9 1,010 1.6 1,935 2.9 632 1.5 1,979 2.4

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

172 0.3 185 0.3 289 0.5 399 0.6 172 0.4 241 0.3

Miscellaneous

351 0.7 1,038 1.6 860 1.4 1,035 1.6 376 0.9 959 1.2

Cash contributions

2,063 4.2 2,124 3.4 1,803 2.9 2,267 3.4 739 1.7 3,401 4.2

Personal insurance and pensions

6,281 12.8 9,808 15.5 6,927 11.2 7,563 11.4 4,823 11.2 10,597 13.1

Life and other personal insurance

254 0.5 473 0.7 251 0.4 332 0.5 248 0.6 675 0.8

Pensions and Social Security

6,027 12.3 9,335 14.8 6,676 10.8 7,231 10.9 4,575 10.6 9,923 12.3

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, September, 2015.