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September 27, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Consumer expenditures by homeowners and renters, 2010

Average annual housing expenditures, homeowners and renters, 2010
Expenditure Homeowners Renters

Mortgage interest and charges (reporters only)

$8,202 N/A

Rent (reporters only)

N/A $8,798

Maintenance, repairs, insurance, and other expenses

1,689 82

Utilities (total)

4,314 2,413

Natural gas

538 237

Electricity

1,654 952

Fuel oil and other fuels

195 35

Telephone services (total)

1,289 965

Residential telephone/pay phones

485 241

Cellular phone service

789 704

Water and other public services

631 219

Household operations

1,230 582

Housekeeping supplies

741 362

Household furnishings and equipment

1,817 796

These data are featured in the TED article, Consumer expenditures by homeowners and renters, 2010.

Percent change and net change in average annual expenditures, selected consumer expenditures, homeowners and renters, 1986 and 2010
Expenditure Percent change Net change

Homeowners

   

Food at home

-13 -$580

Food away from home

-15 -507

Housing

11 1,866

Apparel and apparel services

-41 -1249

Transportation

-22 -2553

Health care

42 1,179

Entertainment

11 313

Personal insurance and pensions

24 1,297

Renters

   

Food at home

-2 -70

Food away from home

-13 -296

Housing

16 1,805

Apparel and apparel services

-27 -567

Transportation

-21 -1,362

Health care

16 205

Personal insurance and pensions

22 533

These data are featured in the TED article, Consumer expenditures by homeowners and renters, 2010.

 

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