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

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual characteristics for the U.S. and regions, 2019–20
Item All consumer units Northeast(1) Midwest(2) South(3) West(4)

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

131,738 23,104 28,024 50,775 29,835

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$83,599 $91,887 $78,572 $78,716 $90,211

Age of reference person

51.9 53.3 52.2 51.4 51.2

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 1.3 1.4

Vehicles

1.9 1.6 2.1 1.9 2.0

Percent homeowner

65 62 70 66 60

Average annual expenditures

$62,188 $68,696 $59,789 $57,206 $67,904

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, 2021.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for the U.S. and regions, 2019–20
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

$62,188 100.0% $68,696 100.0% $59,789 100.0% $57,206 100.0% $67,904 100.0%

Food

7,744 12.5 8,632 12.6 7,302 12.2 7,045 12.3 8,673 12.8

Food at home

4,792 7.7 5,497 8.0 4,571 7.6 4,313 7.5 5,278 7.8

Cereals and bakery products

611 1.0 747 1.1 587 1.0 545 1.0 645 0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,028 1.7 1,219 1.8 951 1.6 950 1.7 1,087 1.6

Dairy products

464 0.7 554 0.8 445 0.7 400 0.7 523 0.8

Fruits and vegetables

926 1.5 1,115 1.6 839 1.4 811 1.4 1,061 1.6

Other food at home

1,762 2.8 1,861 2.7 1,749 2.9 1,608 2.8 1,963 2.9

Food away from home

2,952 4.7 3,135 4.6 2,731 4.6 2,732 4.8 3,395 5.0

Alcoholic beverages

529 0.9 624 0.9 538 0.9 447 0.8 587 0.9

Housing

21,043 33.8 24,356 35.5 18,973 31.7 18,904 33.0 24,066 35.4

Shelter

12,396 19.9 14,990 21.8 10,565 17.7 10,610 18.5 15,148 22.3

Owned dwellings

7,134 11.5 8,437 12.3 6,683 11.2 6,259 10.9 8,038 11.8

Rented dwellings

4,420 7.1 5,496 8.0 3,001 5.0 3,625 6.3 6,273 9.2

Other lodging

842 1.4 1,057 1.5 881 1.5 726 1.3 837 1.2

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,106 6.6 4,301 6.3 3,976 6.7 4,145 7.2 4,012 5.9

Household operations

1,517 2.4 1,568 2.3 1,449 2.4 1,421 2.5 1,707 2.5

Housekeeping supplies

801 1.3 841 1.2 862 1.4 751 1.3 798 1.2

Household furnishings and equipment

2,222 3.6 2,656 3.9 2,120 3.5 1,977 3.5 2,403 3.5

Apparel and services

1,659 2.7 2,041 3.0 1,636 2.7 1,455 2.5 1,735 2.6

Transportation

10,257 16.5 9,769 14.2 10,346 17.3 10,178 17.8 10,683 15.7

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

4,429 7.1 3,883 5.7 4,720 7.9 4,610 8.1 4,270 6.3

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

1,832 2.9 1,560 2.3 1,764 3.0 1,844 3.2 2,086 3.1

Other vehicle expenses

3,472 5.6 3,628 5.3 3,390 5.7 3,335 5.8 3,662 5.4

Public and other transportation

523 0.8 699 1.0 472 0.8 388 0.7 665 1.0

Healthcare

5,185 8.3 5,108 7.4 5,691 9.5 5,040 8.8 5,016 7.4

Entertainment

3,030 4.9 3,144 4.6 3,292 5.5 2,639 4.6 3,362 5.0

Personal care products and services

717 1.2 766 1.1 695 1.2 660 1.2 796 1.2

Reading

103 0.2 109 0.2 112 0.2 93 0.2 108 0.2

Education

1,358 2.2 2,504 3.6 981 1.6 1,090 1.9 1,279 1.9

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

317 0.5 311 0.5 359 0.6 346 0.6 235 0.3

Miscellaneous

903 1.5 1,113 1.6 799 1.3 803 1.4 1,009 1.5

Cash contributions

2,138 3.4 2,132 3.1 1,985 3.3 1,929 3.4 2,642 3.9

Personal insurance and pensions

7,205 11.6 8,086 11.8 7,080 11.8 6,577 11.5 7,710 11.4

Life and other personal insurance

503 0.8 589 0.9 511 0.9 501 0.9 431 0.6

Pensions and Social Security

6,702 10.8 7,497 10.9 6,568 11.0 6,076 10.6 7,279 10.7

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, 2021.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual characteristics for selected northeastern metropolitan statistical areas, 2019–20
Item New York Philadelphia Boston

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

7,649 1,847 1,870

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$100,425 $106,767 $113,592

Age of reference person

52.2 53.3 52.7

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.5 2.5 2.3

Children under 18

0.5 0.6 0.5

Adults 65 and over

0.4 0.4 0.4

Earners

1.4 1.4 1.3

Vehicles

1.2 1.6 1.6

Percent homeowner

49 69 59

Average annual expenditures

$75,275 $72,726 $91,578

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2021.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected northeastern metropolitan statistical areas, 2019–20
Item New York Philadelphia Boston
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)

Average annual expenditures

$75,275 100.0% $72,726 100.0% $91,578 100.0%

Food

9,693 12.9 8,489 11.7 10,860 11.9

Food at home

5,987 8.0 5,191 7.1 6,938 7.6

Cereals and bakery products

774 1.0 722 1.0 1,031 1.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,452 1.9 1,030 1.4 1,416 1.5

Dairy products

596 0.8 554 0.8 615 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1,357 1.8 917 1.3 1,429 1.6

Other food at home

1,807 2.4 1,968 2.7 2,447 2.7

Food away from home

3,706 4.9 3,297 4.5 3,923 4.3

Alcoholic beverages

639 0.8 815 1.1 822 0.9

Housing

29,425 39.1 25,884 35.6 30,997 33.8

Shelter

19,342 25.7 15,680 21.6 20,368 22.2

Owned dwellings

9,654 12.8 9,451 13.0 11,237 12.3

Rented dwellings

8,691 11.5 4,621 6.4 7,622 8.3

Other lodging

996 1.3 1,609 2.2 1,510 1.6

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,144 5.5 4,505 6.2 4,652 5.1

Household operations

1,626 2.2 1,981 2.7 2,482 2.7

Housekeeping supplies

972 1.3 1,074 1.5 781 0.9

Household furnishings and equipment

3,342 4.4 2,643 3.6 2,714 3.0

Apparel and services

2,526 3.4 2,424 3.3 2,197 2.4

Transportation

9,350 12.4 9,823 13.5 11,176 12.2

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,081 4.1 3,776 5.2 5,215 5.7

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

1,322 1.8 1,542 2.1 1,609 1.8

Other vehicle expenses

3,715 4.9 3,789 5.2 3,437 3.8

Public and other transportation

1,232 1.6 716 1.0 914 1.0

Healthcare

4,683 6.2 5,618 7.7 6,962 7.6

Entertainment

3,176 4.2 3,078 4.2 3,997 4.4

Personal care products and services

808 1.1 985 1.4 861 0.9

Reading

100 0.1 162 0.2 198 0.2

Education

2,872 3.8 2,375 3.3 4,824 5.3

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

160 0.2 301 0.4 221 0.2

Miscellaneous

1,022 1.4 1,387 1.9 1,264 1.4

Cash contributions

1,961 2.6 1,907 2.6 7,093 7.7

Personal insurance and pensions

8,858 11.8 9,477 13.0 10,106 11.0

Life and other personal insurance

628 0.8 715 1.0 653 0.7

Pensions and Social Security

8,230 10.9 8,762 12.0 9,452 10.3

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, 2021.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual characteristics for selected midwestern metropolitan statistical areas, 2019–20
Item Chicago Detroit Minneapolis-St. Paul St. Louis

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

3,544 2,160 1,578 1,120

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$84,208 $89,991 $116,495 $84,232

Age of reference person

50.7 52.1 50.3 53.8

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.5 2.6 2.3 2.2

Children under 18

0.6 0.7 0.5 0.5

Adults 65 and over

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

Earners

1.4 1.3 1.4 1.2

Vehicles

1.7 2.0 2.2 1.9

Percent homeowner

64 74 70 70

Average annual expenditures

$63,251 $63,008 $80,046 $64,389

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2021.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected midwestern metropolitan statistical areas, 2019–20
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

$63,251 100.0% $63,008 100.0% $80,046 100.0% $64,389 100.0%

Food

8,750 13.8 7,687 12.2 8,931 11.2 7,429 11.5

Food at home

5,642 8.9 4,891 7.8 5,378 6.7 4,375 6.8

Cereals and bakery products

724 1.1 612 1.0 641 0.8 484 0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,155 1.8 1,150 1.8 957 1.2 836 1.3

Dairy products

504 0.8 435 0.7 568 0.7 449 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1,140 1.8 932 1.5 1,061 1.3 841 1.3

Other food at home

2,119 3.4 1,762 2.8 2,152 2.7 1,765 2.7

Food away from home

3,108 4.9 2,796 4.4 3,553 4.4 3,054 4.7

Alcoholic beverages

504 0.8 609 1.0 1,042 1.3 599 0.9

Housing

23,757 37.6 20,143 32.0 25,799 32.2 20,493 31.8

Shelter

14,849 23.5 11,229 17.8 15,365 19.2 11,322 17.6

Owned dwellings

9,037 14.3 7,436 11.8 9,567 12.0 7,894 12.3

Rented dwellings

4,799 7.6 3,030 4.8 3,975 5.0 2,759 4.3

Other lodging

1,014 1.6 762 1.2 1,822 2.3 669 1.0

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,985 6.3 4,367 6.9 4,004 5.0 4,183 6.5

Household operations

1,689 2.7 1,566 2.5 2,285 2.9 2,041 3.2

Housekeeping supplies

873 1.4 941 1.5 950 1.2 768 1.2

Household furnishings and equipment

2,360 3.7 2,039 3.2 3,196 4.0 2,179 3.4

Apparel and services

1,755 2.8 2,325 3.7 2,199 2.7 2,227 3.5

Transportation

8,852 14.0 10,861 17.2 11,585 14.5 9,314 14.5

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,547 5.6 3,352 5.3 5,243 6.5 3,706 5.8

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

1,638 2.6 1,837 2.9 1,826 2.3 1,705 2.6

Other vehicle expenses

2,984 4.7 5,343 8.5 3,551 4.4 3,459 5.4

Public and other transportation

682 1.1 329 0.5 966 1.2 443 0.7

Healthcare

5,628 8.9 5,062 8.0 7,050 8.8 6,408 10.0

Entertainment

2,647 4.2 3,278 5.2 4,020 5.0 3,410 5.3

Personal care products and services

803 1.3 767 1.2 933 1.2 980 1.5

Reading

88 0.1 90 0.1 277 0.3 81 0.1

Education

1,459 2.3 1,238 2.0 2,576 3.2 1,225 1.9

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

259 0.4 345 0.5 357 0.4 373 0.6

Miscellaneous

594 0.9 1,381 2.2 1,481 1.9 1,136 1.8

Cash contributions

1,172 1.9 1,824 2.9 3,959 4.9 3,090 4.8

Personal insurance and pensions

6,984 11.0 7,398 11.7 9,835 12.3 7,625 11.8

Life and other personal insurance

441 0.7 441 0.7 583 0.7 606 0.9

Pensions and Social Security

6,544 10.3 6,957 11.0 9,252 11.6 7,019 10.9

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, 2021.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual characteristics for selected southern metropolitan statistical areas, 2019–20
Item Washington, DC Baltimore Atlanta Miami Dallas-Fort Worth Houston Tampa

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

2,367 768 2,035 2,259 2,960 2,171 1,109

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$131,740 $122,281 $77,339 $67,286 $91,338 $91,255 $78,787

Age of reference person

51.2 52.2 50.7 52.4 47.6 47.6 54.0

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.6 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.4

Children under 18

0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.5

Adults 65 and over

0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

Earners

1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3

Vehicles

1.7 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.8

Percent homeowner

68 70 66 54 58 63 68

Average annual expenditures

$89,052 $73,531 $62,746 $53,147 $62,306 $69,872 $60,720

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2021.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected southern metropolitan statistical areas, 2019–20
Item Washington, DC 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

$89,052 100.0% $73,531 100.0% $62,746 100.0% $53,147 100.0% $62,306 100.0% $69,872 100.0% $60,720 100.0%

Food

10,145 11.4 7,772 10.6 9,430 15.0 6,178 11.6 6,208 10.0 7,324 10.5 8,545 14.1

Food at home

5,785 6.5 4,993 6.8 5,454 8.7 4,363 8.2 3,466 5.6 3,547 5.1 4,846 8.0

Cereals and bakery products

744 0.8 698 0.9 737 1.2 508 1.0 440 0.7 422 0.6 620 1.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,111 1.2 1,003 1.4 1,187 1.9 1,104 2.1 746 1.2 891 1.3 1,028 1.7

Dairy products

583 0.7 466 0.6 461 0.7 396 0.7 304 0.5 296 0.4 495 0.8

Fruits and vegetables

1,296 1.5 1,112 1.5 1,051 1.7 955 1.8 646 1.0 618 0.9 921 1.5

Other food at home

2,050 2.3 1,713 2.3 2,018 3.2 1,399 2.6 1,329 2.1 1,320 1.9 1,783 2.9

Food away from home

4,360 4.9 2,780 3.8 3,975 6.3 1,815 3.4 2,742 4.4 3,776 5.4 3,699 6.1

Alcoholic beverages

818 0.9 542 0.7 749 1.2 330 0.6 435 0.7 450 0.6 630 1.0

Housing

33,572 37.7 24,972 34.0 22,379 35.7 20,399 38.4 23,277 37.4 23,160 33.1 20,648 34.0

Shelter

21,063 23.7 15,806 21.5 12,676 20.2 13,968 26.3 14,513 23.3 13,796 19.7 12,163 20.0

Owned dwellings

13,723 15.4 10,005 13.6 7,301 11.6 5,909 11.1 7,678 12.3 8,322 11.9 7,270 12.0

Rented dwellings

5,403 6.1 4,203 5.7 4,354 6.9 7,355 13.8 6,004 9.6 4,767 6.8 4,086 6.7

Other lodging

1,937 2.2 1,598 2.2 1,021 1.6 704 1.3 831 1.3 707 1.0 807 1.3

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,689 5.3 4,203 5.7 4,359 6.9 3,620 6.8 4,794 7.7 4,595 6.6 4,181 6.9

Household operations

2,600 2.9 1,901 2.6 1,583 2.5 985 1.9 1,522 2.4 1,729 2.5 1,545 2.5

Housekeeping supplies

1,094 1.2 769 1.0 1,050 1.7 473 0.9 632 1.0 773 1.1 742 1.2

Household furnishings and equipment

4,127 4.6 2,294 3.1 2,712 4.3 1,353 2.5 1,816 2.9 2,266 3.2 2,017 3.3

Apparel and services

2,901 3.3 1,707 2.3 2,243 3.6 1,505 2.8 1,509 2.4 1,307 1.9 1,202 2.0

Transportation

10,912 12.3 11,946 16.2 8,711 13.9 9,730 18.3 9,696 15.6 11,252 16.1 11,178 18.4

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

4,163 4.7 5,764 7.8 2,559 4.1 3,143 5.9 3,570 5.7 4,498 6.4 4,641 7.6

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

1,652 1.9 1,756 2.4 1,915 3.1 1,981 3.7 1,981 3.2 2,018 2.9 1,883 3.1

Other vehicle expenses

4,024 4.5 3,681 5.0 3,597 5.7 4,162 7.8 3,632 5.8 3,947 5.6 3,912 6.4

Public and other transportation

1,073 1.2 745 1.0 639 1.0 445 0.8 512 0.8 788 1.1 742 1.2

Healthcare

6,325 7.1 5,610 7.6 5,071 8.1 4,348 8.2 5,515 8.9 5,171 7.4 5,254 8.7

Entertainment

3,876 4.4 2,747 3.7 2,735 4.4 1,454 2.7 2,742 4.4 6,040 8.6 2,533 4.2

Personal care products and services

921 1.0 832 1.1 819 1.3 684 1.3 660 1.1 827 1.2 717 1.2

Reading

211 0.2 101 0.1 64 0.1 32 0.1 85 0.1 70 0.1 115 0.2

Education

1,995 2.2 2,682 3.6 1,112 1.8 1,197 2.3 1,882 3.0 1,249 1.8 963 1.6

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

154 0.2 281 0.4 133 0.2 117 0.2 245 0.4 338 0.5 451 0.7

Miscellaneous

1,352 1.5 900 1.2 620 1.0 527 1.0 899 1.4 1,222 1.7 701 1.2

Cash contributions

3,869 4.3 1,811 2.5 1,385 2.2 699 1.3 1,591 2.6 3,736 5.3 1,426 2.3

Personal insurance and pensions

12,004 13.5 11,626 15.8 7,297 11.6 5,945 11.2 7,562 12.1 7,726 11.1 6,356 10.5

Life and other personal insurance

586 0.7 643 0.9 525 0.8 411 0.8 306 0.5 521 0.7 490 0.8

Pensions and Social Security

11,418 12.8 10,983 14.9 6,771 10.8 5,534 10.4 7,256 11.6 7,206 10.3 5,866 9.7

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, 2021.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual characteristics for selected western metropolitan statistical areas, 2019–20
Item Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Seattle Phoenix Denver Honolulu Anchorage

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

6,607 1,800 952 1,913 1,317 1,246 609 249

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$93,449 $156,851 $110,132 $115,548 $81,216 $112,907 $95,678 $91,537

Age of reference person

51.0 53.3 48.4 49.3 51.8 48.4 54.0 49.3

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.8 2.4 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.6

Children under 18

0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.7

Adults 65 and over

0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.3

Earners

1.5 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.4

Vehicles

1.7 1.7 2.1 2.0 1.7 2.0 1.6 2.5

Percent homeowner

53 61 55 59 67 64 57 66

Average annual expenditures

$67,857 $91,728 $83,216 $81,728 $62,466 $75,760 $60,884 $73,189

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2021.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected western metropolitan statistical areas, 2019–20
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

$67,857 100.0% $91,728 100.0% $83,216 100.0% $81,728 100.0% $62,466 100.0% $75,760 100.0% $60,884 100.0% $73,189 100.0%

Food

8,869 13.1 11,438 12.5 11,067 13.3 9,928 12.1 6,737 10.8 7,838 10.3 9,953 16.3 10,291 14.1

Food at home

5,049 7.4 6,702 7.3 6,050 7.3 5,986 7.3 3,739 6.0 4,610 6.1 6,118 10.0 6,874 9.4

Cereals and bakery products

613 0.9 848 0.9 627 0.8 731 0.9 429 0.7 545 0.7 710 1.2 867 1.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,174 1.7 1,418 1.5 1,205 1.4 1,201 1.5 803 1.3 937 1.2 1,472 2.4 1,459 2.0

Dairy products

480 0.7 664 0.7 619 0.7 551 0.7 339 0.5 468 0.6 445 0.7 704 1.0

Fruits and vegetables

1,036 1.5 1,506 1.6 1,292 1.6 1,223 1.5 696 1.1 875 1.2 1,324 2.2 1,254 1.7

Other food at home

1,746 2.6 2,267 2.5 2,307 2.8 2,281 2.8 1,472 2.4 1,785 2.4 2,166 3.6 2,589 3.5

Food away from home

3,820 5.6 4,736 5.2 5,017 6.0 3,942 4.8 2,998 4.8 3,228 4.3 3,835 6.3 3,417 4.7

Alcoholic beverages

520 0.8 1,011 1.1 1,135 1.4 790 1.0 472 0.8 715 0.9 473 0.8 568 0.8

Housing

25,624 37.8 34,460 37.6 30,994 37.2 30,007 36.7 21,094 33.8 25,965 34.3 23,572 38.7 24,548 33.5

Shelter

17,061 25.1 24,485 26.7 20,965 25.2 19,469 23.8 12,988 20.8 16,262 21.5 16,007 26.3 14,545 19.9

Owned dwellings

8,106 11.9 12,262 13.4 10,836 13.0 11,049 13.5 7,797 12.5 8,837 11.7 7,797 12.8 8,949 12.2

Rented dwellings

8,393 12.4 11,099 12.1 9,193 11.0 6,530 8.0 4,338 6.9 6,439 8.5 7,633 12.5 4,644 6.3

Other lodging

562 0.8 1,124 1.2 936 1.1 1,890 2.3 852 1.4 986 1.3 577 0.9 952 1.3

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,000 5.9 4,427 4.8 3,755 4.5 4,092 5.0 4,188 6.7 4,065 5.4 4,455 7.3 4,762 6.5

Household operations

1,731 2.6 2,469 2.7 1,750 2.1 2,673 3.3 1,456 2.3 2,203 2.9 938 1.5 1,443 2.0

Housekeeping supplies

703 1.0 918 1.0 1,142 1.4 846 1.0 717 1.1 707 0.9 721 1.2 1,024 1.4

Household furnishings and equipment

2,129 3.1 2,162 2.4 3,381 4.1 2,927 3.6 1,745 2.8 2,728 3.6 1,452 2.4 2,773 3.8

Apparel and services

1,861 2.7 2,077 2.3 2,735 3.3 2,764 3.4 1,532 2.5 1,651 2.2 1,185 1.9 1,993 2.7

Transportation

10,681 15.7 11,139 12.1 11,310 13.6 10,766 13.2 12,776 20.5 12,749 16.8 8,213 13.5 10,522 14.4

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,754 5.5 4,135 4.5 3,038 3.7 3,946 4.8 7,022 11.2 5,861 7.7 2,975 4.9 3,501 4.8

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

2,519 3.7 1,928 2.1 2,353 2.8 1,949 2.4 1,727 2.8 1,684 2.2 1,670 2.7 2,121 2.9

Other vehicle expenses

3,841 5.7 3,534 3.9 4,824 5.8 3,793 4.6 3,567 5.7 4,490 5.9 2,627 4.3 3,708 5.1

Public and other transportation

566 0.8 1,541 1.7 1,095 1.3 1,078 1.3 461 0.7 713 0.9 942 1.5 1,192 1.6

Healthcare

4,339 6.4 5,678 6.2 4,451 5.3 4,994 6.1 5,238 8.4 5,645 7.5 3,909 6.4 4,985 6.8

Entertainment

2,701 4.0 4,063 4.4 4,579 5.5 5,235 6.4 2,532 4.1 4,675 6.2 1,967 3.2 4,936 6.7

Personal care products and services

863 1.3 1,012 1.1 972 1.2 1,009 1.2 779 1.2 759 1.0 583 1.0 654 0.9

Reading

87 0.1 117 0.1 109 0.1 169 0.2 75 0.1 136 0.2 55 0.1 122 0.2

Education

1,189 1.8 2,135 2.3 1,708 2.1 2,275 2.8 987 1.6 2,270 3.0 1,379 2.3 1,469 2.0

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

183 0.3 68 0.1 215 0.3 378 0.5 205 0.3 205 0.3 183 0.3 361 0.5

Miscellaneous

1,059 1.6 1,188 1.3 1,188 1.4 1,255 1.5 850 1.4 997 1.3 610 1.0 1,254 1.7

Cash contributions

2,006 3.0 5,223 5.7 1,959 2.4 2,104 2.6 2,498 4.0 2,296 3.0 799 1.3 2,461 3.4

Personal insurance and pensions

7,877 11.6 12,118 13.2 10,794 13.0 10,054 12.3 6,693 10.7 9,860 13.0 8,001 13.1 9,025 12.3

Life and other personal insurance

387 0.6 753 0.8 625 0.8 561 0.7 265 0.4 661 0.9 404 0.7 427 0.6

Pensions and Social Security

7,490 11.0 11,365 12.4 10,169 12.2 9,492 11.6 6,428 10.3 9,199 12.1 7,597 12.5 8,598 11.7

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, 2021.