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

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for the U.S. and regions, 2016–17
Item All consumer units Northeast(1) Midwest(2) South(3) West(4)

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

129,775 23,437 27,896 49,841 28,601

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$74,118 $80,741 $69,473 $67,297 $85,107

Age of reference person

50.9 52.5 51.2 50.7 49.8

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 0.4

Earners

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.4

Vehicles

1.9 1.6 2.1 1.8 2.1

Percent homeowner

63 60 67 64 58

Average annual expenditures

$58,681 $62,391 $56,114 $53,740 $66,704

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, 2018.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for the U.S. and regions, 2016–17
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

$58,681 100.0% $62,391 100.0% $56,114 100.0% $53,740 100.0% $66,704 100.0%

Food

7,466 12.7 7,611 12.2 7,157 12.8 6,921 12.9 8,571 12.8

Food at home

4,206 7.2 4,418 7.1 4,028 7.2 3,892 7.2 4,742 7.1

Cereals and bakery products

544 0.9 594 1.0 528 0.9 500 0.9 596 0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

917 1.6 977 1.6 829 1.5 884 1.6 1,008 1.5

Dairy products

430 0.7 468 0.8 435 0.8 376 0.7 486 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

810 1.4 891 1.4 740 1.3 724 1.3 958 1.4

Other food at home

1,505 2.6 1,489 2.4 1,497 2.7 1,407 2.6 1,694 2.5

Food away from home

3,260 5.6 3,193 5.1 3,130 5.6 3,030 5.6 3,829 5.7

Alcoholic beverages

521 0.9 560 0.9 518 0.9 421 0.8 663 1.0

Housing

19,388 33.0 22,063 35.4 17,408 31.0 17,383 32.3 22,612 33.9

Shelter

11,512 19.6 14,006 22.4 9,716 17.3 9,797 18.2 14,210 21.3

Owned dwellings

6,622 11.3 8,123 13.0 6,165 11.0 5,659 10.5 7,514 11.3

Rented dwellings

4,101 7.0 4,820 7.7 2,847 5.1 3,463 6.4 5,845 8.8

Other lodging

790 1.3 1,063 1.7 704 1.3 675 1.3 851 1.3

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,860 6.6 3,999 6.4 3,748 6.7 3,864 7.2 3,847 5.8

Household operations

1,398 2.4 1,507 2.4 1,241 2.2 1,339 2.5 1,565 2.3

Housekeeping supplies

708 1.2 683 1.1 705 1.3 674 1.3 788 1.2

Household furnishings and equipment

1,910 3.3 1,867 3.0 1,999 3.6 1,709 3.2 2,203 3.3

Apparel and services

1,817 3.1 1,951 3.1 1,680 3.0 1,691 3.1 2,054 3.1

Transportation

9,313 15.9 8,494 13.6 9,058 16.1 9,323 17.3 10,217 15.3

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,844 6.6 2,951 4.7 3,617 6.4 4,204 7.8 4,170 6.3

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

1,939 3.3 1,665 2.7 1,902 3.4 1,949 3.6 2,180 3.3

Other vehicle expenses

2,863 4.9 2,914 4.7 2,987 5.3 2,688 5.0 3,004 4.5

Public and other transportation

667 1.1 964 1.5 551 1.0 482 0.9 863 1.3

Healthcare

4,770 8.1 4,889 7.8 5,111 9.1 4,473 8.3 4,857 7.3

Entertainment

3,051 5.2 2,952 4.7 3,182 5.7 2,741 5.1 3,540 5.3

Personal care products and services

736 1.3 729 1.2 739 1.3 668 1.2 854 1.3

Reading

112 0.2 107 0.2 114 0.2 95 0.2 143 0.2

Education

1,410 2.4 2,144 3.4 1,256 2.2 1,088 2.0 1,518 2.3

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

335 0.6 362 0.6 397 0.7 336 0.6 249 0.4

Miscellaneous

985 1.7 1,088 1.7 969 1.7 779 1.4 1,275 1.9

Cash contributions

1,977 3.4 2,187 3.5 1,865 3.3 1,773 3.3 2,268 3.4

Personal insurance and pensions

6,801 11.6 7,254 11.6 6,660 11.9 6,047 11.3 7,882 11.8

Life and other personal insurance

370 0.6 429 0.7 404 0.7 350 0.7 322 0.5

Pensions and Social Security

6,431 11.0 6,825 10.9 6,255 11.1 5,697 10.6 7,560 11.3

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, 2018.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected northeastern metropolitan statistical areas, 2016–17
Item New York Philadelphia Boston

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

7,493 2,437 1,986

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$88,313 $88,974 $95,276

Age of reference person

52.2 53.3 49.6

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.5 2.4 2.2

Children under 18

0.5 0.5 0.5

Adults 65 and over

0.4 0.4 0.4

Earners

1.3 1.4 1.3

Vehicles

1.2 1.7 1.6

Percent homeowner

49 70 55

Average annual expenditures

$67,782 $65,436 $74,316

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2018.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected northeastern metropolitan statistical areas, 2016–17
Item New York Philadelphia Boston
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)

Average annual expenditures

$67,782 100.0% $65,436 100.0% $74,316 100.0%

Food

7,689 11.3 8,203 12.5 8,264 11.1

Food at home

4,285 6.3 4,857 7.4 5,108 6.9

Cereals and bakery products

572 0.8 696 1.1 712 1.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

984 1.5 997 1.5 1,033 1.4

Dairy products

456 0.7 495 0.8 519 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

910 1.3 1,033 1.6 1,080 1.5

Other food at home

1,364 2.0 1,637 2.5 1,764 2.4

Food away from home

3,404 5.0 3,345 5.1 3,156 4.2

Alcoholic beverages

499 0.7 492 0.8 823 1.1

Housing

26,113 38.5 20,932 32.0 29,015 39.0

Shelter

18,174 26.8 12,413 19.0 18,887 25.4

Owned dwellings

9,299 13.7 8,383 12.8 11,069 14.9

Rented dwellings

7,807 11.5 2,905 4.4 6,230 8.4

Other lodging

1,068 1.6 1,124 1.7 1,588 2.1

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,000 5.9 4,380 6.7 4,125 5.6

Household operations

1,697 2.5 1,584 2.4 2,217 3.0

Housekeeping supplies

661 1.0 781 1.2 629 0.8

Household furnishings and equipment

1,582 2.3 1,775 2.7 3,157 4.2

Apparel and services

2,291 3.4 2,125 3.2 2,134 2.9

Transportation

7,907 11.7 9,505 14.5 8,463 11.4

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

1,777 2.6 3,617 5.5 2,961 4.0

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

1,378 2.0 1,843 2.8 1,746 2.3

Other vehicle expenses

3,167 4.7 3,245 5.0 2,678 3.6

Public and other transportation

1,586 2.3 801 1.2 1,077 1.4

Healthcare

4,681 6.9 5,540 8.5 5,261 7.1

Entertainment

2,672 3.9 2,821 4.3 3,844 5.2

Personal care products and services

791 1.2 765 1.2 741 1.0

Reading

105 0.2 157 0.2 96 0.1

Education

2,733 4.0 2,702 4.1 3,101 4.2

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

245 0.4 401 0.6 344 0.5

Miscellaneous

999 1.5 1,581 2.4 1,251 1.7

Cash contributions

3,329 4.9 1,560 2.4 2,665 3.6

Personal insurance and pensions

7,727 11.4 8,653 13.2 8,314 11.2

Life and other personal insurance

465 0.7 482 0.7 332 0.4

Pensions and Social Security

7,262 10.7 8,171 12.5 7,982 10.7

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, 2018.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected midwestern metropolitan statistical areas, 2016–17
Item Chicago Detroit Minneapolis-St. Paul St. Louis

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

3,749 1,957 1,633 1,161

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$76,639 $80,928 $91,298 $76,108

Age of reference person

49.9 52.9 48.9 50.4

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.5 2.4 2.4 2.3

Children under 18

0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5

Adults 65 and over

0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4

Earners

1.3 1.3 1.6 1.3

Vehicles

1.6 1.9 2.4 2.1

Percent homeowner

63 66 64 75

Average annual expenditures

$60,582 $60,183 $70,487 $62,394

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2018.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected midwestern metropolitan statistical areas, 2016–17
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

$60,582 100.0% $60,183 100.0% $70,487 100.0% $62,394 100.0%

Food

8,170 13.5 7,397 12.3 8,571 12.2 7,300 11.7

Food at home

4,518 7.5 4,113 6.8 4,712 6.7 4,034 6.5

Cereals and bakery products

539 0.9 563 0.9 596 0.8 505 0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

977 1.6 887 1.5 915 1.3 823 1.3

Dairy products

453 0.7 392 0.7 485 0.7 373 0.6

Fruits and vegetables

954 1.6 809 1.3 973 1.4 728 1.2

Other food at home

1,595 2.6 1,463 2.4 1,743 2.5 1,605 2.6

Food away from home

3,652 6.0 3,284 5.5 3,859 5.5 3,266 5.2

Alcoholic beverages

509 0.8 658 1.1 754 1.1 684 1.1

Housing

21,254 35.1 18,794 31.2 22,782 32.3 20,154 32.3

Shelter

13,546 22.4 10,429 17.3 13,901 19.7 10,350 16.6

Owned dwellings

8,455 14.0 6,223 10.3 8,591 12.2 7,172 11.5

Rented dwellings

4,209 6.9 3,361 5.6 4,187 5.9 2,469 4.0

Other lodging

882 1.5 846 1.4 1,123 1.6 709 1.1

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,755 6.2 4,131 6.9 3,554 5.0 4,222 6.8

Household operations

1,417 2.3 1,515 2.5 1,696 2.4 1,439 2.3

Housekeeping supplies

692 1.1 713 1.2 786 1.1 679 1.1

Household furnishings and equipment

1,844 3.0 2,006 3.3 2,845 4.0 3,465 5.6

Apparel and services

1,987 3.3 2,102 3.5 1,967 2.8 1,567 2.5

Transportation

7,717 12.7 10,426 17.3 9,409 13.3 9,958 16.0

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

2,850 4.7 3,409 5.7 3,769 5.3 4,408 7.1

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

1,770 2.9 1,943 3.2 1,976 2.8 1,981 3.2

Other vehicle expenses

2,323 3.8 4,307 7.2 2,885 4.1 2,948 4.7

Public and other transportation

774 1.3 768 1.3 778 1.1 621 1.0

Healthcare

5,154 8.5 5,079 8.4 6,242 8.9 4,828 7.7

Entertainment

3,328 5.5 3,002 5.0 4,263 6.0 3,061 4.9

Personal care products and services

958 1.6 848 1.4 938 1.3 794 1.3

Reading

129 0.2 94 0.2 145 0.2 227 0.4

Education

1,673 2.8 1,531 2.5 1,526 2.2 927 1.5

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

216 0.4 551 0.9 367 0.5 363 0.6

Miscellaneous

1,034 1.7 977 1.6 1,155 1.6 1,577 2.5

Cash contributions

1,685 2.8 1,526 2.5 4,269 6.1 4,201 6.7

Personal insurance and pensions

6,768 11.2 7,199 12.0 8,099 11.5 6,754 10.8

Life and other personal insurance

303 0.5 546 0.9 461 0.7 393 0.6

Pensions and Social Security

6,465 10.7 6,653 11.1 7,638 10.8 6,361 10.2

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, September, 2018.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected southern metropolitan statistical areas, 2016–17
Item Washington, D.C. Baltimore Atlanta Miami Dallas-Fort Worth Houston Tampa

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

2,303 995 1,966 2,222 2,765 2,533 1,199

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$113,834 $91,988 $90,502 $86,655 $78,842 $80,250 $60,340

Age of reference person

49.1 52.1 47.7 54.2 46.9 46.8 54.4

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.5 2.5 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.8 2.2

Children under 18

0.6 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.5

Adults 65 and over

0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.5

Earners

1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.1

Vehicles

1.7 1.9 1.8 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.5

Percent homeowner

62 70 61 58 53 59 57

Average annual expenditures

$79,921 $69,126 $62,250 $59,947 $63,207 $67,304 $48,654

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2018.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected southern metropolitan statistical areas, 2016–17
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

$79,921 100.0% $69,126 100.0% $62,250 100.0% $59,947 100.0% $63,207 100.0% $67,304 100.0% $48,654 100.0%

Food

9,188 11.5 8,964 13.0 6,683 10.7 7,040 11.7 6,571 10.4 9,153 13.6 6,289 12.9

Food at home

4,703 5.9 4,443 6.4 3,699 5.9 4,118 6.9 3,433 5.4 4,491 6.7 3,615 7.4

Cereals and bakery products

556 0.7 551 0.8 443 0.7 524 0.9 393 0.6 568 0.8 462 0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,042 1.3 956 1.4 890 1.4 1,126 1.9 846 1.3 1,087 1.6 933 1.9

Dairy products

463 0.6 428 0.6 344 0.6 378 0.6 299 0.5 373 0.6 388 0.8

Fruits and vegetables

941 1.2 1,008 1.5 672 1.1 880 1.5 665 1.1 905 1.3 650 1.3

Other food at home

1,701 2.1 1,499 2.2 1,351 2.2 1,210 2.0 1,230 1.9 1,558 2.3 1,182 2.4

Food away from home

4,485 5.6 4,521 6.5 2,984 4.8 2,922 4.9 3,139 5.0 4,662 6.9 2,675 5.5

Alcoholic beverages

662 0.8 724 1.0 385 0.6 487 0.8 576 0.9 650 1.0 417 0.9

Housing

29,101 36.4 23,247 33.6 20,965 33.7 22,620 37.7 22,350 35.4 21,818 32.4 17,131 35.2

Shelter

19,571 24.5 14,800 21.4 12,346 19.8 14,759 24.6 13,869 21.9 12,823 19.1 10,220 21.0

Owned dwellings

12,153 15.2 9,582 13.9 7,292 11.7 7,416 12.4 6,646 10.5 7,138 10.6 5,107 10.5

Rented dwellings

5,679 7.1 4,200 6.1 4,177 6.7 6,095 10.2 6,506 10.3 4,915 7.3 4,821 9.9

Other lodging

1,739 2.2 1,018 1.5 877 1.4 1,248 2.1 717 1.1 771 1.1 293 0.6

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,154 5.2 4,021 5.8 4,363 7.0 3,845 6.4 4,182 6.6 4,226 6.3 3,365 6.9

Household operations

2,776 3.5 1,864 2.7 1,728 2.8 1,746 2.9 1,460 2.3 1,526 2.3 1,773 3.6

Housekeeping supplies

750 0.9 654 0.9 624 1.0 564 0.9 736 1.2 808 1.2 633 1.3

Household furnishings and equipment

1,851 2.3 1,908 2.8 1,904 3.1 1,706 2.8 2,103 3.3 2,436 3.6 1,140 2.3

Apparel and services

2,668 3.3 1,914 2.8 1,874 3.0 2,602 4.3 2,353 3.7 2,606 3.9 1,346 2.8

Transportation

10,748 13.4 11,049 16.0 11,747 18.9 7,963 13.3 10,507 16.6 12,232 18.2 8,307 17.1

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

4,069 5.1 5,491 7.9 5,287 8.5 2,179 3.6 4,482 7.1 5,469 8.1 3,697 7.6

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

1,894 2.4 2,117 3.1 2,494 4.0 2,160 3.6 2,117 3.3 2,241 3.3 1,555 3.2

Other vehicle expenses

3,149 3.9 2,590 3.7 3,307 5.3 2,837 4.7 3,336 5.3 3,732 5.5 2,752 5.7

Public and other transportation

1,636 2.0 851 1.2 660 1.1 786 1.3 572 0.9 790 1.2 304 0.6

Healthcare

5,594 7.0 4,926 7.1 4,447 7.1 4,405 7.3 4,479 7.1 4,517 6.7 3,782 7.8

Entertainment

3,778 4.7 3,068 4.4 3,000 4.8 2,245 3.7 3,333 5.3 3,413 5.1 2,100 4.3

Personal care products and services

1,018 1.3 861 1.2 670 1.1 866 1.4 778 1.2 844 1.3 612 1.3

Reading

195 0.2 160 0.2 87 0.1 56 0.1 110 0.2 93 0.1 27 0.1

Education

2,033 2.5 1,617 2.3 1,319 2.1 563 0.9 1,662 2.6 1,474 2.2 658 1.4

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

192 0.2 270 0.4 222 0.4 166 0.3 230 0.4 260 0.4 268 0.6

Miscellaneous

1,558 1.9 913 1.3 771 1.2 1,263 2.1 1,150 1.8 974 1.4 944 1.9

Cash contributions

2,426 3.0 1,502 2.2 1,945 3.1 933 1.6 1,517 2.4 2,093 3.1 996 2.0

Personal insurance and pensions

10,760 13.5 9,910 14.3 8,136 13.1 8,739 14.6 7,592 12.0 7,177 10.7 5,776 11.9

Life and other personal insurance

511 0.6 472 0.7 327 0.5 272 0.5 245 0.4 252 0.4 249 0.5

Pensions and Social Security

10,249 12.8 9,439 13.7 7,808 12.5 8,467 14.1 7,348 11.6 6,926 10.3 5,527 11.4

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, 2018.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected western metropolitan statistical areas, 2016–17
Item Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Seattle Phoenix Denver Honolulu Anchorage

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

6,337 1,749 1,244 1,640 1,420 1,422 532 206

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$76,471 $124,002 $99,931 $117,844 $73,834 $105,790 $93,672 $96,094

Age of reference person

49.8 49.6 49.2 47.9 50.0 46.7 53.0 49.1

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.8 2.5 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.6

Children under 18

0.7 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6

Adults 65 and over

0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.3

Earners

1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.5

Vehicles

1.7 1.8 2.2 1.9 1.8 2.0 1.7 2.5

Percent homeowner

52 55 56 59 63 62 54 60

Average annual expenditures

$66,971 $79,291 $79,585 $83,790 $62,072 $74,088 $65,099 $71,606

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2018.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected western metropolitan statistical areas, 2016–17
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

$66,971 100.0% $79,291 100.0% $79,585 100.0% $83,790 100.0% $62,072 100.0% $74,088 100.0% $65,099 100.0% $71,606 100.0%

Food

8,727 13.0 8,918 11.2 9,984 12.5 10,958 13.1 6,856 11.0 8,855 12.0 10,036 15.4 8,306 11.6

Food at home

4,466 6.7 4,487 5.7 5,364 6.7 5,978 7.1 3,938 6.3 5,057 6.8 5,161 7.9 5,284 7.4

Cereals and bakery products

549 0.8 599 0.8 638 0.8 754 0.9 513 0.8 622 0.8 511 0.8 655 0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,050 1.6 1,021 1.3 1,224 1.5 1,179 1.4 825 1.3 1,127 1.5 1,349 2.1 1,073 1.5

Dairy products

423 0.6 449 0.6 520 0.7 605 0.7 364 0.6 502 0.7 413 0.6 502 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

970 1.4 972 1.2 997 1.3 1,362 1.6 676 1.1 1,047 1.4 1,071 1.6 992 1.4

Other food at home

1,474 2.2 1,447 1.8 1,985 2.5 2,078 2.5 1,559 2.5 1,758 2.4 1,816 2.8 2,062 2.9

Food away from home

4,262 6.4 4,431 5.6 4,620 5.8 4,980 5.9 2,918 4.7 3,798 5.1 4,875 7.5 3,022 4.2

Alcoholic beverages

620 0.9 875 1.1 1,112 1.4 986 1.2 485 0.8 771 1.0 658 1.0 788 1.1

Housing

24,331 36.3 32,656 41.2 28,595 35.9 26,965 32.2 19,491 31.4 25,059 33.8 24,355 37.4 23,039 32.2

Shelter

16,454 24.6 22,885 28.9 18,677 23.5 17,241 20.6 10,634 17.1 15,452 20.9 16,502 25.3 14,231 19.9

Owned dwellings

7,822 11.7 11,958 15.1 10,855 13.6 9,377 11.2 5,738 9.2 8,388 11.3 6,982 10.7 7,966 11.1

Rented dwellings

7,881 11.8 9,652 12.2 6,807 8.6 6,881 8.2 4,113 6.6 5,727 7.7 8,769 13.5 5,342 7.5

Other lodging

751 1.1 1,275 1.6 1,016 1.3 982 1.2 783 1.3 1,337 1.8 751 1.2 924 1.3

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,757 5.6 4,258 5.4 3,760 4.7 3,964 4.7 4,071 6.6 4,015 5.4 4,203 6.5 4,590 6.4

Household operations

1,583 2.4 2,580 3.3 2,081 2.6 2,461 2.9 1,702 2.7 1,910 2.6 1,441 2.2 1,407 2.0

Housekeeping supplies

761 1.1 560 0.7 876 1.1 775 0.9 822 1.3 962 1.3 716 1.1 719 1.0

Household furnishings and equipment

1,775 2.7 2,373 3.0 3,200 4.0 2,524 3.0 2,262 3.6 2,720 3.7 1,492 2.3 2,092 2.9

Apparel and services

2,150 3.2 1,878 2.4 2,563 3.2 3,884 4.6 1,635 2.6 2,387 3.2 1,667 2.6 1,648 2.3

Transportation

9,741 14.5 7,994 10.1 10,592 13.3 12,810 15.3 9,985 16.1 11,841 16.0 7,391 11.4 12,446 17.4

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,346 5.0 1,904 2.4 3,188 4.0 5,363 6.4 4,430 7.1 5,261 7.1 1,954 3.0 5,850 8.2

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

2,601 3.9 1,927 2.4 2,432 3.1 2,032 2.4 1,914 3.1 2,028 2.7 1,794 2.8 2,307 3.2

Other vehicle expenses

2,950 4.4 2,544 3.2 3,781 4.8 4,037 4.8 2,895 4.7 3,218 4.3 2,156 3.3 2,780 3.9

Public and other transportation

845 1.3 1,619 2.0 1,191 1.5 1,378 1.6 747 1.2 1,334 1.8 1,488 2.3 1,510 2.1

Healthcare

3,956 5.9 5,013 6.3 5,272 6.6 5,546 6.6 5,328 8.6 6,046 8.2 3,977 6.1 4,557 6.4

Entertainment

2,764 4.1 3,413 4.3 4,513 5.7 4,295 5.1 3,138 5.1 4,340 5.9 3,285 5.0 4,346 6.1

Personal care products and services

868 1.3 949 1.2 1,086 1.4 841 1.0 795 1.3 1,215 1.6 705 1.1 778 1.1

Reading

110 0.2 217 0.3 192 0.2 200 0.2 141 0.2 141 0.2 77 0.1 121 0.2

Education

2,024 3.0 3,214 4.1 2,453 3.1 2,036 2.4 1,129 1.8 1,430 1.9 1,820 2.8 1,523 2.1

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

190 0.3 82 0.1 189 0.2 257 0.3 402 0.6 310 0.4 101 0.2 482 0.7

Miscellaneous

1,430 2.1 1,335 1.7 1,322 1.7 1,527 1.8 912 1.5 1,178 1.6 597 0.9 1,526 2.1

Cash contributions

1,522 2.3 2,412 3.0 2,038 2.6 3,502 4.2 1,452 2.3 2,397 3.2 3,512 5.4 1,867 2.6

Personal insurance and pensions

8,538 12.7 10,336 13.0 9,673 12.2 9,983 11.9 10,323 16.6 8,119 11.0 6,919 10.6 10,179 14.2

Life and other personal insurance

307 0.5 278 0.4 625 0.8 376 0.4 266 0.4 317 0.4 251 0.4 455 0.6

Pensions and Social Security

8,231 12.3 10,059 12.7 9,049 11.4 9,608 11.5 10,057 16.2 7,802 10.5 6,668 10.2 9,724 13.6

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, 2018.