Focus on Prices and Spending, Consumer Expenditure, Volume 2, Issue 4

Focus on Prices and Spending | Consumer Expenditure | Volume 2, Number 4

Chart 2. Per-person spending of single people and married couples ages 21 to 23 by type of outlay, 200809
Category Single people Married couples

Food

$3,508 $2,976

Alcoholic beverages

$622 $210

Housing

$7,063 $6,352

Apparel

$664 $685

Transportation

$3,211 $4,212

Health care

$329 $897

Entertainment

$980 $1,044

Education

$1,849 $2,143

Personal insurance and pensions

$1,122 $1,356

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