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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, 2018–19
Item All consumer units Northeast(1) Midwest(2) South(3) West(4)

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

131,841 23,300 28,222 50,776 29,542

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

Age of reference person

51.3 52.8 51.7 51.0 50.4

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.6

Children under 18

0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6

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 1.9 2.0

Percent homeowner

64 61 68 65 59

Average annual expenditures

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, 2020.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for the U.S. and regions, 2018–19
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

$62,395 100.0% $67,668 100.0% $59,282 100.0% $57,925 100.0% $68,880 100.0%

Food

8,047 12.9 8,683 12.8 7,597 12.8 7,484 12.9 8,930 13.0

Food at home

4,554 7.3 5,018 7.4 4,368 7.4 4,222 7.3 4,934 7.2

Cereals and bakery products

576 0.9 681 1.0 545 0.9 528 0.9 606 0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

971 1.6 1,108 1.6 926 1.6 925 1.6 983 1.4

Dairy products

452 0.7 515 0.8 442 0.7 395 0.7 508 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

867 1.4 997 1.5 788 1.3 784 1.4 982 1.4

Other food at home

1,688 2.7 1,716 2.5 1,666 2.8 1,589 2.7 1,854 2.7

Food away from home

3,493 5.6 3,665 5.4 3,229 5.4 3,262 5.6 3,996 5.8

Alcoholic beverages

581 0.9 653 1.0 591 1.0 506 0.9 644 0.9

Housing

20,386 32.7 23,586 34.9 18,263 30.8 18,449 31.8 23,218 33.7

Shelter

11,970 19.2 14,587 21.6 10,196 17.2 10,263 17.7 14,535 21.1

Owned dwellings

6,738 10.8 8,302 12.3 6,312 10.6 5,913 10.2 7,328 10.6

Rented dwellings

4,340 7.0 5,243 7.7 2,978 5.0 3,562 6.1 6,268 9.1

Other lodging

891 1.4 1,042 1.5 906 1.5 787 1.4 938 1.4

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,052 6.5 4,249 6.3 3,943 6.7 4,092 7.1 3,932 5.7

Household operations

1,546 2.5 1,672 2.5 1,432 2.4 1,422 2.5 1,768 2.6

Housekeeping supplies

756 1.2 771 1.1 752 1.3 759 1.3 746 1.1

Household furnishings and equipment

2,062 3.3 2,307 3.4 1,941 3.3 1,915 3.3 2,238 3.2

Apparel and services

1,883 3.0 2,211 3.3 1,816 3.1 1,709 3.0 1,989 2.9

Transportation

10,507 16.8 10,141 15.0 10,102 17.0 10,491 18.1 11,210 16.3

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

4,185 6.7 3,638 5.4 4,107 6.9 4,478 7.7 4,187 6.1

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

2,101 3.4 1,817 2.7 2,015 3.4 2,107 3.6 2,397 3.5

Other vehicle expenses

3,421 5.5 3,608 5.3 3,294 5.6 3,283 5.7 3,634 5.3

Public and other transportation

799 1.3 1,077 1.6 685 1.2 623 1.1 992 1.4

Healthcare

5,081 8.1 5,100 7.5 5,445 9.2 4,914 8.5 5,005 7.3

Entertainment

3,158 5.1 3,146 4.6 3,373 5.7 2,811 4.9 3,554 5.2

Personal care products and services

777 1.2 823 1.2 728 1.2 743 1.3 847 1.2

Reading

100 0.2 114 0.2 118 0.2 80 0.1 107 0.2

Education

1,425 2.3 2,370 3.5 1,107 1.9 1,143 2.0 1,469 2.1

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

333 0.5 327 0.5 394 0.7 354 0.6 245 0.4

Miscellaneous

946 1.5 1,107 1.6 858 1.4 858 1.5 1,054 1.5

Cash contributions

1,942 3.1 1,613 2.4 1,803 3.0 1,773 3.1 2,623 3.8

Personal insurance and pensions

7,230 11.6 7,792 11.5 7,088 12.0 6,611 11.4 7,985 11.6

Life and other personal insurance

492 0.8 570 0.8 509 0.9 484 0.8 429 0.6

Pensions and Social Security

6,738 10.8 7,222 10.7 6,579 11.1 6,127 10.6 7,557 11.0

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, 2020.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected northeastern metropolitan statistical areas, 2018–19
Item New York Philadelphia Boston

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

7,308 1,895 1,918

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$103,011 $98,206 $104,623

Age of reference person

52.1 53.3 52.3

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.5 2.5 2.3

Children under 18

0.5 0.6 0.4

Adults 65 and over

0.4 0.4 0.4

Earners

1.3 1.4 1.4

Vehicles

1.2 1.6 1.6

Percent homeowner

49 65 56

Average annual expenditures

$73,806 $72,460 $83,297

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2020.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected northeastern metropolitan statistical areas, 2018–19
Item New York Philadelphia Boston
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)

Average annual expenditures

$73,806 100.0% $72,460 100.0% $83,297 100.0%

Food

9,843 13.3 8,813 12.2 9,979 12.0

Food at home

5,352 7.3 4,786 6.6 5,858 7.0

Cereals and bakery products

710 1.0 679 0.9 841 1.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,323 1.8 996 1.4 1,086 1.3

Dairy products

539 0.7 483 0.7 552 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1,145 1.6 928 1.3 1,231 1.5

Other food at home

1,635 2.2 1,701 2.3 2,148 2.6

Food away from home

4,491 6.1 4,026 5.6 4,121 4.9

Alcoholic beverages

670 0.9 756 1.0 925 1.1

Housing

28,040 38.0 25,569 35.3 30,043 36.1

Shelter

19,344 26.2 15,015 20.7 19,188 23.0

Owned dwellings

9,868 13.4 8,482 11.7 10,081 12.1

Rented dwellings

8,443 11.4 4,925 6.8 7,967 9.6

Other lodging

1,033 1.4 1,608 2.2 1,140 1.4

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,110 5.6 4,392 6.1 4,480 5.4

Household operations

1,771 2.4 2,324 3.2 2,399 2.9

Housekeeping supplies

776 1.1 1,010 1.4 905 1.1

Household furnishings and equipment

2,039 2.8 2,829 3.9 3,070 3.7

Apparel and services

2,801 3.8 2,908 4.0 2,128 2.6

Transportation

9,255 12.5 11,136 15.4 11,779 14.1

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

2,219 3.0 4,037 5.6 4,941 5.9

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

1,521 2.1 1,908 2.6 1,857 2.2

Other vehicle expenses

3,641 4.9 3,911 5.4 3,584 4.3

Public and other transportation

1,874 2.5 1,280 1.8 1,398 1.7

Healthcare

4,728 6.4 5,609 7.7 6,470 7.8

Entertainment

3,005 4.1 3,403 4.7 3,768 4.5

Personal care products and services

913 1.2 1,014 1.4 911 1.1

Reading

86 0.1 97 0.1 227 0.3

Education

2,711 3.7 1,618 2.2 4,681 5.6

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

213 0.3 248 0.3 218 0.3

Miscellaneous

1,200 1.6 1,098 1.5 1,404 1.7

Cash contributions

1,685 2.3 2,025 2.8 2,057 2.5

Personal insurance and pensions

8,658 11.7 8,168 11.3 8,707 10.5

Life and other personal insurance

635 0.9 610 0.8 487 0.6

Pensions and Social Security

8,023 10.9 7,558 10.4 8,220 9.9

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, 2020.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected midwestern metropolitan statistical areas, 2018–19
Item Chicago Detroit Minneapolis-St. Paul St. Louis

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

3,375 1,959 1,687 1,117

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$86,575 $87,214 $108,799 $88,772

Age of reference person

50.3 52.6 49.4 51.3

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.6 2.5 2.3 2.4

Children under 18

0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6

Adults 65 and over

0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4

Earners

1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3

Vehicles

1.7 1.9 2.3 1.8

Percent homeowner

63 74 65 68

Average annual expenditures

$64,804 $65,163 $84,006 $64,777

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2020.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected midwestern metropolitan statistical areas, 2018–19
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

$64,804 100.0% $65,163 100.0% $84,006 100.0% $64,777 100.0%

Food

8,891 13.7 8,277 12.7 9,769 11.6 7,798 12.0

Food at home

5,068 7.8 4,590 7.0 5,497 6.5 4,441 6.9

Cereals and bakery products

653 1.0 600 0.9 617 0.7 514 0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,079 1.7 1,023 1.6 1,129 1.3 960 1.5

Dairy products

489 0.8 422 0.6 567 0.7 423 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1,071 1.7 908 1.4 1,059 1.3 777 1.2

Other food at home

1,777 2.7 1,636 2.5 2,126 2.5 1,767 2.7

Food away from home

3,822 5.9 3,687 5.7 4,271 5.1 3,357 5.2

Alcoholic beverages

653 1.0 716 1.1 1,112 1.3 584 0.9

Housing

23,677 36.5 19,730 30.3 26,654 31.7 21,243 32.8

Shelter

15,162 23.4 10,866 16.7 16,027 19.1 11,633 18.0

Owned dwellings

9,342 14.4 7,036 10.8 9,788 11.7 7,720 11.9

Rented dwellings

4,785 7.4 2,980 4.6 4,335 5.2 2,852 4.4

Other lodging

1,036 1.6 850 1.3 1,904 2.3 1,061 1.6

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,066 6.3 4,112 6.3 3,924 4.7 4,330 6.7

Household operations

1,511 2.3 1,628 2.5 2,401 2.9 2,488 3.8

Housekeeping supplies

807 1.2 922 1.4 951 1.1 723 1.1

Household furnishings and equipment

2,131 3.3 2,202 3.4 3,351 4.0 2,069 3.2

Apparel and services

1,873 2.9 2,908 4.5 2,999 3.6 1,706 2.6

Transportation

9,084 14.0 11,260 17.3 11,049 13.2 11,123 17.2

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,188 4.9 3,507 5.4 3,705 4.4 5,070 7.8

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

1,882 2.9 2,111 3.2 2,216 2.6 2,097 3.2

Other vehicle expenses

2,955 4.6 4,939 7.6 3,664 4.4 3,262 5.0

Public and other transportation

1,059 1.6 703 1.1 1,465 1.7 695 1.1

Healthcare

5,504 8.5 5,042 7.7 6,448 7.7 5,700 8.8

Entertainment

2,796 4.3 4,227 6.5 4,962 5.9 2,976 4.6

Personal care products and services

871 1.3 805 1.2 950 1.1 906 1.4

Reading

110 0.2 99 0.2 291 0.3 101 0.2

Education

1,711 2.6 1,044 1.6 2,932 3.5 1,110 1.7

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

258 0.4 437 0.7 437 0.5 376 0.6

Miscellaneous

609 0.9 1,596 2.4 1,325 1.6 1,590 2.5

Cash contributions

1,246 1.9 1,420 2.2 5,498 6.5 1,973 3.0

Personal insurance and pensions

7,520 11.6 7,604 11.7 9,581 11.4 7,592 11.7

Life and other personal insurance

480 0.7 410 0.6 597 0.7 703 1.1

Pensions and Social Security

7,040 10.9 7,194 11.0 8,984 10.7 6,889 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, 2020.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected southern metropolitan statistical areas, 2018–19
Item Washington, D.C. Baltimore Atlanta Miami Dallas-Fort Worth Houston Tampa

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

2,424 893 2,047 2,341 2,942 2,260 1,243

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$128,871 $115,285 $90,098 $73,793 $89,438 $96,464 $62,894

Age of reference person

50.6 51.5 50.1 52.3 46.5 48.1 54.1

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.7 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.3

Children under 18

0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.5

Adults 65 and over

0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

Earners

1.6 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.2

Vehicles

1.9 1.7 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7

Percent homeowner

68 70 66 56 57 63 62

Average annual expenditures

$95,441 $77,598 $64,103 $57,472 $66,966 $75,288 $59,193

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2020.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected southern metropolitan statistical areas, 2018–19
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

$95,441 100.0% $77,598 100.0% $64,103 100.0% $57,472 100.0% $66,966 100.0% $75,288 100.0% $59,193 100.0%

Food

11,608 12.2 8,434 10.9 8,233 12.8 6,304 11.0 7,651 11.4 8,575 11.4 9,053 15.3

Food at home

5,927 6.2 4,943 6.4 4,217 6.6 3,954 6.9 4,087 6.1 4,292 5.7 4,712 8.0

Cereals and bakery products

700 0.7 640 0.8 605 0.9 426 0.7 527 0.8 575 0.8 580 1.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,225 1.3 1,096 1.4 948 1.5 1,011 1.8 845 1.3 1,022 1.4 981 1.7

Dairy products

603 0.6 472 0.6 355 0.6 393 0.7 366 0.5 378 0.5 494 0.8

Fruits and vegetables

1,291 1.4 1,062 1.4 742 1.2 848 1.5 798 1.2 790 1.0 886 1.5

Other food at home

2,108 2.2 1,674 2.2 1,566 2.4 1,276 2.2 1,551 2.3 1,527 2.0 1,772 3.0

Food away from home

5,681 6.0 3,491 4.5 4,016 6.3 2,350 4.1 3,564 5.3 4,283 5.7 4,341 7.3

Alcoholic beverages

1,203 1.3 476 0.6 570 0.9 510 0.9 615 0.9 450 0.6 811 1.4

Housing

31,694 33.2 24,601 31.7 21,233 33.1 20,479 35.6 25,150 37.6 24,142 32.1 20,064 33.9

Shelter

19,936 20.9 15,231 19.6 11,963 18.7 13,557 23.6 15,485 23.1 14,532 19.3 11,857 20.0

Owned dwellings

12,677 13.3 9,260 11.9 6,401 10.0 6,104 10.6 8,304 12.4 9,116 12.1 6,431 10.9

Rented dwellings

5,533 5.8 4,432 5.7 4,203 6.6 6,657 11.6 6,220 9.3 4,505 6.0 4,540 7.7

Other lodging

1,726 1.8 1,540 2.0 1,359 2.1 797 1.4 961 1.4 912 1.2 886 1.5

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,639 4.9 3,970 5.1 4,593 7.2 3,968 6.9 4,813 7.2 4,535 6.0 3,874 6.5

Household operations

3,122 3.3 2,436 3.1 1,447 2.3 1,081 1.9 1,799 2.7 2,018 2.7 1,435 2.4

Housekeeping supplies

1,069 1.1 822 1.1 1,231 1.9 660 1.1 761 1.1 869 1.2 812 1.4

Household furnishings and equipment

2,929 3.1 2,141 2.8 1,998 3.1 1,214 2.1 2,292 3.4 2,188 2.9 2,087 3.5

Apparel and services

3,159 3.3 1,556 2.0 2,378 3.7 1,381 2.4 1,831 2.7 2,566 3.4 1,122 1.9

Transportation

13,646 14.3 13,255 17.1 9,862 15.4 10,915 19.0 10,472 15.6 12,352 16.4 10,692 18.1

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

5,712 6.0 6,482 8.4 3,071 4.8 3,108 5.4 3,601 5.4 4,413 5.9 4,903 8.3

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

2,107 2.2 2,100 2.7 2,338 3.6 2,421 4.2 2,277 3.4 2,390 3.2 1,814 3.1

Other vehicle expenses

3,837 4.0 3,527 4.5 3,370 5.3 4,626 8.0 3,748 5.6 4,228 5.6 3,232 5.5

Public and other transportation

1,990 2.1 1,146 1.5 1,083 1.7 759 1.3 846 1.3 1,320 1.8 743 1.3

Healthcare

6,813 7.1 5,650 7.3 5,222 8.1 4,807 8.4 5,734 8.6 4,942 6.6 4,315 7.3

Entertainment

4,211 4.4 3,753 4.8 2,741 4.3 1,752 3.0 2,729 4.1 6,200 8.2 2,819 4.8

Personal care products and services

1,232 1.3 894 1.2 864 1.3 870 1.5 818 1.2 1,012 1.3 710 1.2

Reading

142 0.1 180 0.2 86 0.1 47 0.1 86 0.1 87 0.1 122 0.2

Education

2,371 2.5 3,736 4.8 1,274 2.0 1,442 2.5 1,606 2.4 1,352 1.8 1,215 2.1

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

134 0.1 261 0.3 125 0.2 174 0.3 202 0.3 249 0.3 361 0.6

Miscellaneous

1,705 1.8 883 1.1 728 1.1 583 1.0 841 1.3 1,251 1.7 1,293 2.2

Cash contributions

3,428 3.6 1,569 2.0 1,741 2.7 848 1.5 1,491 2.2 3,971 5.3 1,281 2.2

Personal insurance and pensions

14,095 14.8 12,350 15.9 9,047 14.1 7,358 12.8 7,739 11.6 8,138 10.8 5,334 9.0

Life and other personal insurance

673 0.7 657 0.8 562 0.9 333 0.6 374 0.6 593 0.8 520 0.9

Pensions and Social Security

13,422 14.1 11,693 15.1 8,484 13.2 7,025 12.2 7,365 11.0 7,545 10.0 4,815 8.1

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, 2020.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected western metropolitan statistical areas, 2018–19
Item Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Seattle Phoenix Denver Honolulu Anchorage

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

6,769 1,839 1,078 1,891 1,229 1,288 562 234

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$90,037 $138,041 $97,853 $115,137 $74,635 $106,128 $95,375 $94,235

Age of reference person

49.9 52.1 48.1 46.6 53.0 48.6 56.7 50.1

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.9 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.3

Children under 18

0.7 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5

Adults 65 and over

0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.3

Earners

1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.5 1.4

Vehicles

1.7 1.7 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.7 2.4

Percent homeowner

50 54 50 58 70 65 62 65

Average annual expenditures

$69,824 $87,287 $77,451 $81,266 $66,489 $76,274 $63,481 $76,784

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2020.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected western metropolitan statistical areas, 2018–19
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

$69,824 100.0% $87,287 100.0% $77,451 100.0% $81,266 100.0% $66,489 100.0% $76,274 100.0% $63,481 100.0% $76,784 100.0%

Food

9,177 13.1 11,486 13.2 10,651 13.8 10,291 12.7 8,221 12.4 8,796 11.5 11,969 18.9 10,323 13.4

Food at home

4,584 6.6 5,713 6.5 5,498 7.1 5,543 6.8 3,836 5.8 4,948 6.5 6,624 10.4 6,636 8.6

Cereals and bakery products

576 0.8 661 0.8 648 0.8 657 0.8 479 0.7 600 0.8 835 1.3 913 1.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

989 1.4 1,258 1.4 1,150 1.5 1,056 1.3 731 1.1 1,002 1.3 1,597 2.5 1,377 1.8

Dairy products

449 0.6 608 0.7 552 0.7 528 0.6 403 0.6 476 0.6 563 0.9 628 0.8

Fruits and vegetables

944 1.4 1,253 1.4 1,058 1.4 1,183 1.5 657 1.0 1,057 1.4 1,376 2.2 1,164 1.5

Other food at home

1,625 2.3 1,932 2.2 2,091 2.7 2,121 2.6 1,566 2.4 1,814 2.4 2,253 3.5 2,556 3.3

Food away from home

4,593 6.6 5,773 6.6 5,153 6.7 4,748 5.8 4,385 6.6 3,848 5.0 5,345 8.4 3,686 4.8

Alcoholic beverages

599 0.9 919 1.1 1,108 1.4 837 1.0 594 0.9 637 0.8 546 0.9 666 0.9

Housing

24,613 35.3 31,960 36.6 27,764 35.8 29,234 36.0 21,492 32.3 25,582 33.5 23,089 36.4 23,436 30.5

Shelter

16,703 23.9 22,299 25.5 19,403 25.1 18,778 23.1 11,641 17.5 15,657 20.5 15,165 23.9 14,072 18.3

Owned dwellings

7,501 10.7 9,656 11.1 8,587 11.1 10,016 12.3 7,175 10.8 8,258 10.8 7,901 12.4 8,530 11.1

Rented dwellings

8,478 12.1 11,355 13.0 9,568 12.4 7,073 8.7 3,493 5.3 6,276 8.2 6,704 10.6 4,525 5.9

Other lodging

724 1.0 1,288 1.5 1,248 1.6 1,689 2.1 974 1.5 1,123 1.5 561 0.9 1,017 1.3

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,848 5.5 4,096 4.7 3,532 4.6 3,963 4.9 4,560 6.9 4,366 5.7 4,417 7.0 4,672 6.1

Household operations

1,647 2.4 3,346 3.8 1,862 2.4 2,552 3.1 1,668 2.5 2,338 3.1 944 1.5 1,281 1.7

Housekeeping supplies

673 1.0 674 0.8 674 0.9 765 0.9 821 1.2 729 1.0 871 1.4 967 1.3

Household furnishings and equipment

1,743 2.5 1,545 1.8 2,293 3.0 3,175 3.9 2,802 4.2 2,492 3.3 1,692 2.7 2,444 3.2

Apparel and services

2,080 3.0 2,427 2.8 2,274 2.9 2,915 3.6 2,178 3.3 2,156 2.8 1,577 2.5 2,653 3.5

Transportation

10,959 15.7 11,103 12.7 11,704 15.1 11,506 14.2 12,525 18.8 12,331 16.2 8,403 13.2 13,313 17.3

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,435 4.9 3,796 4.3 3,334 4.3 3,902 4.8 5,890 8.9 4,641 6.1 2,865 4.5 5,539 7.2

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

2,890 4.1 2,123 2.4 2,576 3.3 2,290 2.8 2,151 3.2 1,943 2.5 1,851 2.9 2,363 3.1

Other vehicle expenses

3,723 5.3 3,448 4.0 4,291 5.5 3,689 4.5 3,750 5.6 4,626 6.1 2,543 4.0 3,816 5.0

Public and other transportation

910 1.3 1,736 2.0 1,504 1.9 1,625 2.0 734 1.1 1,121 1.5 1,143 1.8 1,594 2.1

Healthcare

4,158 6.0 4,898 5.6 4,645 6.0 5,140 6.3 5,972 9.0 5,977 7.8 4,233 6.7 5,179 6.7

Entertainment

2,901 4.2 3,810 4.4 4,590 5.9 4,725 5.8 3,611 5.4 4,622 6.1 2,307 3.6 5,311 6.9

Personal care products and services

872 1.2 915 1.0 1,025 1.3 963 1.2 1,040 1.6 1,053 1.4 755 1.2 743 1.0

Reading

91 0.1 157 0.2 104 0.1 119 0.1 49 0.1 128 0.2 30 0.0 129 0.2

Education

1,854 2.7 2,713 3.1 1,057 1.4 2,098 2.6 1,010 1.5 2,032 2.7 1,375 2.2 1,218 1.6

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

201 0.3 100 0.1 116 0.1 367 0.5 369 0.6 255 0.3 206 0.3 435 0.6

Miscellaneous

1,172 1.7 1,454 1.7 1,551 2.0 981 1.2 698 1.0 1,176 1.5 413 0.7 1,328 1.7

Cash contributions

1,910 2.7 4,334 5.0 1,658 2.1 1,772 2.2 2,253 3.4 1,857 2.4 952 1.5 1,810 2.4

Personal insurance and pensions

9,238 13.2 11,012 12.6 9,202 11.9 10,317 12.7 6,478 9.7 9,673 12.7 7,628 12.0 10,241 13.3

Life and other personal insurance

444 0.6 660 0.8 472 0.6 454 0.6 288 0.4 411 0.5 385 0.6 507 0.7

Pensions and Social Security

8,794 12.6 10,352 11.9 8,730 11.3 9,864 12.1 6,190 9.3 9,262 12.1 7,243 11.4 9,734 12.7

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.