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Consumer Expenditure Surveys

Section 20 - Expense Patterns for Selected Services and Goods

Grocery shopping

Restaurants, fast food places, cafeterias, carryouts, or other such places


Other tobacco products

cigars   pipe tobacco   chewing tobacco

Alcohol, including beer and wine

Meals at school for preschool through high school

Self-service laundry machines

clothing   quilts   linens
coats   rugs   drapes

Dry cleaning or laundry service

clothing   quilts   linens
coats   rugs   drapes

Haircutting, styling, attached hair pieces, manicures, massages and other salon services

hair coloring   pedicures   facials
waxing   tanning salons   hair weaves

Removable hairpieces, wigs, or toupees

temporary hair extensions   

Safe deposit box rental in a bank or similar financial institution

Charges or fees for bank services such as ATM or overdraft fees or account service charges from a bank or similar financial institution –

ATM fees   regular service charges   check order fee
certified check fee   money order fee   online banking and bill payment fee
check cashing fee   below minimum balance fee   overdraft fee
  fees for personal loans, except those for real estate management fees for trust, custodial or escrow accounts

Taxi or limousine service

   Including Super Shuttle and Uber   

Mass transportation services such as a bus, subway, mini-bus, or train

   Include commuter services not covered by an employer

Go back to Section 20, Part B »


Last Modified Date: April 7,2016