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

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for the U.S. and regions, 2015–16
Item All consumer units Northeast(1) Midwest(2) South(3) West(4)

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

128,993 23,492 27,708 49,467 28,326

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$72,156 $79,079 $68,594 $64,783 $82,775

Age of reference person

50.7 52.1 51.0 50.7 49.4

Average number in consumer unit:

 

People

2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.7

Children under 18

0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7

Adults 65 and over

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3

Earners

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.4

Vehicles

1.9 1.6 2.0 1.9 2.0

Percent homeowner

62 60 66 65 57

Average annual expenditures

$56,648 $59,876 $54,989 $52,350 $63,045

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, 2017.
 

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for the U.S. and regions, 2015–16
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

$56,648 100.0% $59,876 100.0% $54,989 100.0% $52,350 100.0% $63,045 100.0%

Food

7,113 12.6 7,018 11.7 7,076 12.9 6,671 12.7 7,978 12.7

Food at home

4,032 7.1 4,031 6.7 4,052 7.4 3,776 7.2 4,447 7.1

Cereals and bakery products

521 0.9 550 0.9 529 1.0 483 0.9 556 0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

893 1.6 902 1.5 883 1.6 866 1.7 940 1.5

Dairy products

411 0.7 433 0.7 429 0.8 363 0.7 458 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

776 1.4 826 1.4 747 1.4 700 1.3 890 1.4

Other food at home

1,431 2.5 1,320 2.2 1,465 2.7 1,363 2.6 1,603 2.5

Food away from home

3,081 5.4 2,986 5.0 3,024 5.5 2,894 5.5 3,531 5.6

Alcoholic beverages

499 0.9 564 0.9 507 0.9 404 0.8 602 1.0

Housing

18,648 32.9 21,140 35.3 17,188 31.3 16,741 32.0 21,334 33.8

Shelter

10,936 19.3 13,165 22.0 9,724 17.7 9,191 17.6 13,321 21.1

Owned dwellings

6,253 11.0 7,722 12.9 6,028 11.0 5,314 10.2 6,893 10.9

Rented dwellings

3,919 6.9 4,502 7.5 3,010 5.5 3,176 6.1 5,622 8.9

Other lodging

764 1.3 941 1.6 686 1.2 701 1.3 805 1.3

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,885 6.9 4,102 6.9 3,778 6.9 3,938 7.5 3,714 5.9

Household operations

1,346 2.4 1,569 2.6 1,149 2.1 1,250 2.4 1,523 2.4

Housekeeping supplies

658 1.2 612 1.0 697 1.3 654 1.2 663 1.1

Household furnishings and equipment

1,824 3.2 1,691 2.8 1,840 3.3 1,709 3.3 2,113 3.4

Apparel and services

1,824 3.2 1,870 3.1 1,680 3.1 1,684 3.2 2,161 3.4

Transportation

9,275 16.4 8,574 14.3 9,077 16.5 9,447 18.0 9,747 15.5

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,815 6.7 3,132 5.2 3,692 6.7 4,346 8.3 3,574 5.7

Gasoline and motor oil

1,999 3.5 1,709 2.9 1,971 3.6 2,034 3.9 2,205 3.5

Other vehicle expenses

2,820 5.0 2,803 4.7 2,881 5.2 2,624 5.0 3,113 4.9

Public and other transportation

642 1.1 930 1.6 533 1.0 444 0.8 855 1.4

Healthcare

4,477 7.9 4,492 7.5 4,788 8.7 4,271 8.2 4,523 7.2

Entertainment

2,878 5.1 2,768 4.6 2,946 5.4 2,672 5.1 3,260 5.2

Personal care products and services

695 1.2 707 1.2 680 1.2 629 1.2 811 1.3

Reading

116 0.2 112 0.2 119 0.2 93 0.2 156 0.2

Education

1,322 2.3 1,985 3.3 1,284 2.3 997 1.9 1,376 2.2

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

343 0.6 343 0.6 415 0.8 362 0.7 242 0.4

Miscellaneous

915 1.6 939 1.6 1,002 1.8 705 1.3 1,179 1.9

Cash contributions

1,950 3.4 2,258 3.8 1,718 3.1 1,807 3.5 2,173 3.4

Personal insurance and pensions

6,591 11.6 7,107 11.9 6,509 11.8 5,869 11.2 7,504 11.9

Life and other personal insurance

327 0.6 389 0.6 344 0.6 291 0.6 323 0.5

Pensions and Social Security

6,263 11.1 6,717 11.2 6,165 11.2 5,577 10.7 7,181 11.4

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, 2017.
 

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected northeastern metropolitan statistical areas, 2015–16
Item New York Philadelphia Boston

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

7,619 2,574 1,820

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$87,106 $85,785 $91,781

Age of reference person

52.1 52.2 49.4

Average number in consumer unit:

 

People

2.5 2.4 2.2

Children under 18

0.6 0.5 0.5

Adults 65 and over

0.4 0.3 0.4

Earners

1.3 1.3 1.3

Vehicles

1.2 1.6 1.4

Percent homeowner

51 66 54

Average annual expenditures

$63,752 $62,563 $68,119

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2017.
 

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected northeastern metropolitan statistical areas, 2015–16
Item New York Philadelphia Boston
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)

Average annual expenditures

$63,752 100.0% $62,563 100.0% $68,119 100.0%

Food

6,796 10.7 7,349 11.7 7,636 11.2

Food at home

3,840 6.0 4,388 7.0 4,702 6.9

Cereals and bakery products

528 0.8 590 0.9 683 1.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

881 1.4 959 1.5 950 1.4

Dairy products

413 0.6 445 0.7 490 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

829 1.3 950 1.5 1,053 1.5

Other food at home

1,189 1.9 1,443 2.3 1,526 2.2

Food away from home

2,956 4.6 2,962 4.7 2,934 4.3

Alcoholic beverages

460 0.7 548 0.9 705 1.0

Housing

24,743 38.8 21,170 33.8 26,671 39.2

Shelter

16,882 26.5 12,397 19.8 17,205 25.3

Owned dwellings

8,912 14.0 8,061 12.9 10,128 14.9

Rented dwellings

7,049 11.1 3,363 5.4 5,366 7.9

Other lodging

921 1.4 973 1.6 1,712 2.5

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,063 6.4 4,515 7.2 4,233 6.2

Household operations

1,770 2.8 1,501 2.4 2,287 3.4

Housekeeping supplies

591 0.9 769 1.2 500 0.7

Household furnishings and equipment

1,437 2.3 1,988 3.2 2,446 3.6

Apparel and services

2,040 3.2 2,336 3.7 1,796 2.6

Transportation

7,280 11.4 9,007 14.4 8,465 12.4

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

1,479 2.3 3,381 5.4 3,146 4.6

Gasoline and motor oil

1,427 2.2 1,773 2.8 1,715 2.5

Other vehicle expenses

2,952 4.6 3,003 4.8 2,570 3.8

Public and other transportation

1,422 2.2 849 1.4 1,034 1.5

Healthcare

4,228 6.6 4,877 7.8 4,382 6.4

Entertainment

2,446 3.8 2,688 4.3 3,501 5.1

Personal care products and services

742 1.2 753 1.2 743 1.1

Reading

106 0.2 111 0.2 136 0.2

Education

2,346 3.7 2,260 3.6 1,804 2.6

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

223 0.3 417 0.7 292 0.4

Miscellaneous

1,009 1.6 974 1.6 1,118 1.6

Cash contributions

3,446 5.4 1,825 2.9 2,626 3.9

Personal insurance and pensions

7,890 12.4 8,248 13.2 8,243 12.1

Life and other personal insurance

396 0.6 332 0.5 727 1.1

Pensions and Social Security

7,494 11.8 7,916 12.7 7,516 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, September, 2017.
 

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected midwestern metropolitan statistical areas, 2015–16
Item Chicago Detroit Minneapolis-St. Paul St. Louis

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

3,793 1,862 1,613 1,218

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$79,738 $80,597 $91,832 $69,351

Age of reference person

49.0 52.4 51.3 50.4

Average number in consumer unit:

 

People

2.5 2.5 2.3 2.3

Children under 18

0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6

Adults 65 and over

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4

Earners

1.4 1.3 1.5 1.3

Vehicles

1.7 2.0 2.6 2.0

Percent homeowner

61 66 68 73

Average annual expenditures

$61,545 $59,651 $77,430 $57,774

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2017.
 

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected midwestern metropolitan statistical areas, 2015–16
Item Chicago Detroit Minneapolis-St. Paul St. Louis
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)

Average annual expenditures

$61,545 100.0% $59,651 100.0% $77,430 100.0% $57,774 100.0%

Food

8,109 13.2 7,693 12.9 8,517 11.0 7,598 13.2

Food at home

4,491 7.3 4,211 7.1 4,638 6.0 4,236 7.3

Cereals and bakery products

556 0.9 557 0.9 592 0.8 524 0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

947 1.5 1,021 1.7 941 1.2 914 1.6

Dairy products

458 0.7 420 0.7 459 0.6 408 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

967 1.6 790 1.3 966 1.2 800 1.4

Other food at home

1,562 2.5 1,422 2.4 1,680 2.2 1,591 2.8

Food away from home

3,618 5.9 3,482 5.8 3,879 5.0 3,362 5.8

Alcoholic beverages

492 0.8 560 0.9 863 1.1 655 1.1

Housing

21,645 35.2 18,092 30.3 23,945 30.9 18,325 31.7

Shelter

13,737 22.3 10,019 16.8 15,191 19.6 9,256 16.0

Owned dwellings

8,522 13.8 5,750 9.6 9,205 11.9 6,303 10.9

Rented dwellings

4,359 7.1 3,334 5.6 4,499 5.8 2,338 4.0

Other lodging

856 1.4 935 1.6 1,486 1.9 615 1.1

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,830 6.2 4,203 7.0 3,719 4.8 4,165 7.2

Household operations

1,378 2.2 1,525 2.6 1,617 2.1 1,458 2.5

Housekeeping supplies

713 1.2 713 1.2 775 1.0 813 1.4

Household furnishings and equipment

1,986 3.2 1,632 2.7 2,643 3.4 2,632 4.6

Apparel and services

2,162 3.5 2,160 3.6 1,956 2.5 1,573 2.7

Transportation

8,925 14.5 9,778 16.4 11,932 15.4 9,328 16.1

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,245 5.3 2,392 4.0 5,499 7.1 3,633 6.3

Gasoline and motor oil

1,956 3.2 2,142 3.6 2,225 2.9 2,137 3.7

Other vehicle expenses

2,829 4.6 4,467 7.5 3,245 4.2 2,897 5.0

Public and other transportation

893 1.5 776 1.3 962 1.2 661 1.1

Healthcare

4,758 7.7 4,801 8.0 6,463 8.3 4,954 8.6

Entertainment

3,468 5.6 3,517 5.9 4,627 6.0 3,029 5.2

Personal care products and services

755 1.2 905 1.5 1,106 1.4 918 1.6

Reading

115 0.2 109 0.2 164 0.2 186 0.3

Education

1,578 2.6 1,732 2.9 2,318 3.0 787 1.4

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

309 0.5 530 0.9 402 0.5 395 0.7

Miscellaneous

788 1.3 955 1.6 1,064 1.4 1,362 2.4

Cash contributions

1,452 2.4 1,494 2.5 4,991 6.4 1,917 3.3

Personal insurance and pensions

6,990 11.4 7,326 12.3 9,082 11.7 6,746 11.7

Life and other personal insurance

346 0.6 552 0.9 529 0.7 340 0.6

Pensions and Social Security

6,644 10.8 6,774 11.4 8,554 11.0 6,406 11.1

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, 2017.
 

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected southern metropolitan statistical areas, 2015–16
Item Washington, D.C. Baltimore Atlanta Miami Dallas-Fort Worth Houston Tampa

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

2,144 1,023 2,000 2,163 2,729 2,457 1,113

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$113,997 $94,984 $80,365 $73,843 $81,574 $74,940 $62,658

Age of reference person

50.0 51.5 46.7 54.6 46.9 47.9 53.7

Average number in consumer unit:

 

People

2.5 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.8 2.3

Children under 18

0.6 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.4

Adults 65 and over

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

Earners

1.6 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.1

Vehicles

1.8 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.7 1.8 1.6

Percent homeowner

64 70 61 59 57 60 65

Average annual expenditures

$75,344 $68,974 $58,102 $56,378 $62,099 $64,668 $51,402

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2017.
 

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected southern metropolitan statistical areas, 2015–16
Item Washington, D.C. Baltimore Atlanta Miami Dallas-Fort Worth Houston Tampa
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
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

$75,344 100.0% $68,974 100.0% $58,102 100.0% $56,378 100.0% $62,099 100.0% $64,668 100.0% $51,402 100.0%

Food

8,108 10.8 8,332 12.1 5,914 10.2 6,930 12.3 7,380 11.9 9,184 14.2 6,482 12.6

Food at home

4,289 5.7 4,440 6.4 3,421 5.9 4,120 7.3 3,919 6.3 4,494 6.9 3,747 7.3

Cereals and bakery products

530 0.7 593 0.9 406 0.7 559 1.0 486 0.8 533 0.8 536 1.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

915 1.2 926 1.3 910 1.6 1,059 1.9 827 1.3 1,155 1.8 760 1.5

Dairy products

446 0.6 432 0.6 295 0.5 381 0.7 365 0.6 356 0.6 363 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

917 1.2 865 1.3 636 1.1 884 1.6 773 1.2 916 1.4 714 1.4

Other food at home

1,480 2.0 1,624 2.4 1,175 2.0 1,237 2.2 1,468 2.4 1,534 2.4 1,375 2.7

Food away from home

3,819 5.1 3,892 5.6 2,493 4.3 2,810 5.0 3,461 5.6 4,691 7.3 2,735 5.3

Alcoholic beverages

674 0.9 651 0.9 297 0.5 512 0.9 346 0.6 563 0.9 430 0.8

Housing

26,921 35.7 23,798 34.5 19,811 34.1 20,501 36.4 21,221 34.2 20,582 31.8 17,322 33.7

Shelter

17,904 23.8 15,038 21.8 11,466 19.7 13,532 24.0 12,099 19.5 11,723 18.1 9,769 19.0

Owned dwellings

10,768 14.3 9,960 14.4 6,551 11.3 6,827 12.1 6,167 9.9 6,778 10.5 5,495 10.7

Rented dwellings

5,314 7.1 3,814 5.5 4,043 7.0 5,543 9.8 5,283 8.5 4,340 6.7 3,792 7.4

Other lodging

1,822 2.4 1,263 1.8 873 1.5 1,162 2.1 649 1.0 605 0.9 482 0.9

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,221 5.6 4,287 6.2 4,437 7.6 3,693 6.6 4,438 7.1 4,364 6.7 3,856 7.5

Household operations

2,105 2.8 1,986 2.9 1,589 2.7 1,578 2.8 1,588 2.6 1,472 2.3 1,726 3.4

Housekeeping supplies

657 0.9 669 1.0 486 0.8 642 1.1 693 1.1 818 1.3 617 1.2

Household furnishings and equipment

2,035 2.7 1,818 2.6 1,833 3.2 1,056 1.9 2,402 3.9 2,206 3.4 1,354 2.6

Apparel and services

2,514 3.3 1,800 2.6 1,892 3.3 3,097 5.5 2,087 3.4 2,711 4.2 1,564 3.0

Transportation

9,674 12.8 11,418 16.6 10,649 18.3 8,344 14.8 9,906 16.0 13,577 21.0 9,095 17.7

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,512 4.7 5,082 7.4 5,043 8.7 2,025(2) 3.6 3,955 6.4 6,449 10.0 3,651 7.1

Gasoline and motor oil

1,924 2.6 2,184 3.2 2,447 4.2 2,103 3.7 2,286 3.7 2,311 3.6 1,813 3.5

Other vehicle expenses

2,811 3.7 3,458 5.0 2,647 4.6 3,324 5.9 3,096 5.0 4,200 6.5 3,163 6.2

Public and other transportation

1,427 1.9 693 1.0 511 0.9 892 1.6 570 0.9 616 1.0 469 0.9

Healthcare

5,395 7.2 4,815 7.0 3,993 6.9 3,687 6.5 4,829 7.8 4,061 6.3 4,434 8.6

Entertainment

3,203 4.3 3,021 4.4 3,061 5.3 2,026 3.6 3,281 5.3 2,935 4.5 2,331 4.5

Personal care products and services

866 1.1 872 1.3 573 1.0 635 1.1 793 1.3 981 1.5 742 1.4

Reading

225 0.3 216 0.3 86 0.1 49 0.1 132 0.2 106 0.2 52 0.1

Education

1,999 2.7 1,380 2.0 1,284 2.2 490 0.9 1,034 1.7 830 1.3 685 1.3

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

244 0.3 234 0.3 245 0.4 179 0.3 333 0.5 291 0.4 310 0.6

Miscellaneous

1,308 1.7 871 1.3 572 1.0 484 0.9 998 1.6 696 1.1 427 0.8

Cash contributions

3,582 4.8 1,728 2.5 1,702 2.9 1,191 2.1 1,610 2.6 1,610 2.5 841 1.6

Personal insurance and pensions

10,631 14.1 9,837 14.3 8,022 13.8 8,253 14.6 8,150 13.1 6,540 10.1 6,688 13.0

Life and other personal insurance

573 0.8 451 0.7 174 0.3 173 0.3 398 0.6 207 0.3 167 0.3

Pensions and Social Security

10,058 13.3 9,387 13.6 7,849 13.5 8,080 14.3 7,752 12.5 6,333 9.8 6,521 12.7

Footnotes:
(1) Percent of total expenditures. Components may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.
(2) Data are likely to have large sampling errors.
 

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2017.
 

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected western metropolitan statistical areas, 2015–16
Item Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Seattle Phoenix Denver Honolulu Anchorage

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

6,321 1,635 1,237 1,596 1,622 1,416 499 210

Consumer unit characteristics:

 

Income before taxes

$76,721 $118,098 $93,466 $104,475 $79,380 $105,447 $89,019 $104,465

Age of reference person

49.4 49.0 48.7 48.9 48.0 47.4 52.4 46.3

Average number in consumer unit:

 

People

2.8 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.7

Children under 18

0.7 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7

Adults 65 and over

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.2

Earners

1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5

Vehicles

1.7 1.8 2.1 2.0 1.8 2.0 1.7 2.6

Percent homeowner

49 51 57 60 61 65 52 60

Average annual expenditures

$64,321 $75,380 $77,299 $74,723 $59,873 $69,742 $66,798 $73,305

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2017.
 

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected western metropolitan statistical areas, 2015–16
Item Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Seattle Phoenix Denver Honolulu Anchorage
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
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

$64,321 100.0% $75,380 100.0% $77,299 100.0% $74,723 100.0% $59,873 100.0% $69,742 100.0% $66,798 100.0% $73,305 100.0%

Food

7,984 12.4 8,644 11.5 8,834 11.4 10,178 13.6 7,269 12.1 7,868 11.3 10,303 15.4 8,617 11.8

Food at home

4,225 6.6 4,033 5.4 4,761 6.2 5,938 7.9 4,295 7.2 4,262 6.1 5,419 8.1 4,973 6.8

Cereals and bakery products

515 0.8 497 0.7 529 0.7 623 0.8 557 0.9 570 0.8 599 0.9 542 0.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,022 1.6 912 1.2 1,002 1.3 1,118 1.5 951 1.6 824 1.2 1,299 1.9 1,036 1.4

Dairy products

415 0.6 406 0.5 486 0.6 525 0.7 406 0.7 413 0.6 438 0.7 470 0.6

Fruits and vegetables

919 1.4 925 1.2 877 1.1 1,223 1.6 764 1.3 885 1.3 1,099 1.6 1,121 1.5

Other food at home

1,353 2.1 1,293 1.7 1,867 2.4 2,449 3.3 1,617 2.7 1,569 2.2 1,985 3.0 1,804 2.5

Food away from home

3,760 5.8 4,611 6.1 4,074 5.3 4,240 5.7 2,974 5.0 3,606 5.2 4,885 7.3 3,644 5.0

Alcoholic beverages

512 0.8 1,135 1.5 848 1.1 713 1.0 616 1.0 637 0.9 518 0.8 712 1.0

Housing

23,265 36.2 30,355 40.3 27,103 35.1 24,993 33.4 19,262 32.2 22,949 32.9 24,241 36.3 23,239 31.7

Shelter

15,580 24.2 21,626 28.7 17,537 22.7 15,762 21.1 11,138 18.6 14,638 21.0 16,359 24.5 14,213 19.4

Owned dwellings

7,217 11.2 10,857 14.4 9,781 12.7 8,732 11.7 6,180 10.3 8,277 11.9 6,714 10.1 7,559 10.3

Rented dwellings

7,701 12.0 9,559 12.7 6,799 8.8 6,028 8.1 4,045 6.8 5,086 7.3 8,833 13.2 5,588 7.6

Other lodging

662 1.0 1,210 1.6 956 1.2 1,001 1.3 913 1.5 1,276 1.8 811 1.2 1,066 1.5

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,672 5.7 3,688 4.9 3,783 4.9 3,722 5.0 4,076 6.8 3,833 5.5 4,047 6.1 4,542 6.2

Household operations

1,643 2.6 2,775 3.7 1,919 2.5 1,826 2.4 1,607 2.7 1,627 2.3 1,240 1.9 1,637 2.2

Housekeeping supplies

599 0.9 445 0.6 727 0.9 760 1.0 571 1.0 610 0.9 715 1.1 599 0.8

Household furnishings and equipment

1,771 2.8 1,821 2.4 3,136 4.1 2,923 3.9 1,868 3.1 2,241 3.2 1,880 2.8 2,248 3.1

Apparel and services

2,858 4.4 2,108 2.8 2,501 3.2 3,176 4.3 1,805 3.0 1,994 2.9 1,726 2.6 1,511 2.1

Transportation

10,038 15.6 8,957 11.9 10,552 13.7 9,997 13.4 9,017 15.1 11,483 16.5 9,486 14.2 13,978 19.1

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,388 5.3 2,333 3.1 3,131 4.1 3,693 4.9 3,181 5.3 5,072 7.3 3,727 5.6 6,695 9.1

Gasoline and motor oil

2,607 4.1 1,961 2.6 2,652 3.4 1,917 2.6 2,026 3.4 1,905 2.7 1,924 2.9 2,504 3.4

Other vehicle expenses

3,370 5.2 2,824 3.7 3,745 4.8 3,144 4.2 2,839 4.7 3,202 4.6 2,414 3.6 2,954 4.0

Public and other transportation

672 1.0 1,838 2.4 1,025 1.3 1,244 1.7 972 1.6 1,304 1.9 1,421 2.1 1,824 2.5

Healthcare

3,832 6.0 4,857 6.4 4,820 6.2 4,877 6.5 4,643 7.8 5,668 8.1 3,576 5.4 4,325 5.9

Entertainment

2,664 4.1 3,136 4.2 4,475 5.8 3,981 5.3 3,090 5.2 3,760 5.4 2,997 4.5 4,313 5.9

Personal care products and services

823 1.3 842 1.1 1,137 1.5 878 1.2 775 1.3 969 1.4 746 1.1 791 1.1

Reading

124 0.2 198 0.3 213 0.3 190 0.3 150 0.3 162 0.2 138 0.2 151 0.2

Education

1,559 2.4 1,833 2.4 2,732 3.5 2,016 2.7 1,473 2.5 1,034 1.5 1,909 2.9 1,611 2.2

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

151 0.2 85 0.1 157 0.2 245 0.3 284 0.5 350 0.5 146 0.2 422 0.6

Miscellaneous

1,440 2.2 738 1.0 1,785 2.3 1,746 2.3 646 1.1 1,316 1.9 623 0.9 1,406 1.9

Cash contributions

1,381 2.1 2,497 3.3 2,104 2.7 2,753 3.7 1,597 2.7 3,530 5.1 3,338 5.0 2,020 2.8

Personal insurance and pensions

7,689 12.0 9,996 13.3 10,037 13.0 8,979 12.0 9,246 15.4 8,022 11.5 7,052 10.6 10,208 13.9

Life and other personal insurance

251 0.4 329 0.4 1,355 1.8 321 0.4 195 0.3 279 0.4 298 0.4 369 0.5

Pensions and Social Security

7,438 11.6 9,667 12.8 8,682 11.2 8,658 11.6 9,051 15.1 7,743 11.1 6,754 10.1 9,839 13.4

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, 2017.