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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, 2017–18
Item All consumer units Northeast(1) Midwest(2) South(3) West(4)

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

130,720 23,336 28,177 50,215 28,992

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$76,118 $87,793 $71,617 $69,315 $82,878

Age of reference person

51.0 52.6 51.2 50.8 49.9

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 0.7

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 1.9 2.0

Percent homeowner

63 61 67 65 59

Average annual expenditures

$60,580 $64,955 $57,714 $55,700 $68,276

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, August, 2019.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for the U.S. and regions, 2017–18
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

$60,580 100.0% $64,955 100.0% $57,714 100.0% $55,700 100.0% $68,276 100.0%

Food

7,826 12.9 8,230 12.7 7,378 12.8 7,235 13.0 8,947 13.1

Food at home

4,414 7.3 4,775 7.4 4,177 7.2 4,059 7.3 4,962 7.3

Cereals and bakery products

567 0.9 646 1.0 532 0.9 520 0.9 618 0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

952 1.6 1,045 1.6 865 1.5 916 1.6 1,024 1.5

Dairy products

450 0.7 502 0.8 450 0.8 388 0.7 513 0.8

Fruits and vegetables

847 1.4 969 1.5 757 1.3 753 1.4 998 1.5

Other food at home

1,598 2.6 1,613 2.5 1,573 2.7 1,482 2.7 1,808 2.6

Food away from home

3,412 5.6 3,454 5.3 3,202 5.5 3,177 5.7 3,985 5.8

Alcoholic beverages

571 0.9 600 0.9 575 1.0 477 0.9 702 1.0

Housing

19,971 33.0 23,122 35.6 17,814 30.9 17,947 32.2 23,035 33.7

Shelter

11,806 19.5 14,486 22.3 9,892 17.1 10,096 18.1 14,470 21.2

Owned dwellings

6,798 11.2 8,470 13.0 6,288 10.9 5,858 10.5 7,575 11.1

Rented dwellings

4,207 6.9 4,968 7.6 2,858 5.0 3,560 6.4 6,029 8.8

Other lodging

800 1.3 1,048 1.6 746 1.3 677 1.2 867 1.3

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,941 6.5 4,128 6.4 3,825 6.6 3,937 7.1 3,910 5.7

Household operations

1,467 2.4 1,591 2.4 1,326 2.3 1,378 2.5 1,657 2.4

Housekeeping supplies

751 1.2 748 1.2 708 1.2 726 1.3 838 1.2

Household furnishings and equipment

2,006 3.3 2,168 3.3 2,063 3.6 1,810 3.2 2,159 3.2

Apparel and services

1,850 3.1 2,044 3.1 1,793 3.1 1,669 3.0 2,059 3.0

Transportation

9,669 16.0 9,095 14.0 9,415 16.3 9,570 17.2 10,550 15.5

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

4,014 6.6 3,204 4.9 3,758 6.5 4,309 7.7 4,405 6.5

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

2,039 3.4 1,797 2.8 1,986 3.4 2,034 3.7 2,293 3.4

Other vehicle expenses

2,850 4.7 3,011 4.6 2,997 5.2 2,648 4.8 2,931 4.3

Public and other transportation

766 1.3 1,083 1.7 675 1.2 579 1.0 921 1.3

Healthcare

4,902 8.1 5,004 7.7 5,204 9.0 4,724 8.5 4,834 7.1

Entertainment

3,214 5.3 3,125 4.8 3,487 6.0 2,804 5.0 3,729 5.5

Personal care products and services

765 1.3 759 1.2 764 1.3 711 1.3 864 1.3

Reading

109 0.2 131 0.2 118 0.2 89 0.2 117 0.2

Education

1,449 2.4 2,222 3.4 1,238 2.1 1,166 2.1 1,521 2.2

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

340 0.6 351 0.5 400 0.7 346 0.6 261 0.4

Miscellaneous

1,001 1.7 1,131 1.7 893 1.5 886 1.6 1,201 1.8

Cash contributions

1,880 3.1 1,555 2.4 1,843 3.2 1,760 3.2 2,387 3.5

Personal insurance and pensions

7,034 11.6 7,586 11.7 6,790 11.8 6,315 11.3 8,070 11.8

Life and other personal insurance

440 0.7 507 0.8 468 0.8 432 0.8 374 0.5

Pensions and Social Security

6,593 10.9 7,079 10.9 6,323 11.0 5,883 10.6 7,696 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, August, 2019.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected northeastern metropolitan statistical areas, 2017–18
Item New York Philadelphia Boston

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

7,329 2,185 1,961

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$100,911 $93,210 $99,908

Age of reference person

51.7 54.1 51.2

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.5 2.4 2.3

Children under 18

0.5 0.5 0.5

Adults 65 and over

0.4 0.5 0.4

Earners

1.3 1.4 1.3

Vehicles

1.2 1.7 1.7

Percent homeowner

49 69 57

Average annual expenditures

$70,875 $70,813 $79,747

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August, 2019.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected northeastern metropolitan statistical areas, 2017–18
Item New York Philadelphia Boston
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)
Mean Percent
distribution(1)

Average annual expenditures

$70,875 100.0% $70,813 100.0% $79,747 100.0%

Food

8,706 12.3 8,919 12.6 9,667 12.1

Food at home

4,821 6.8 5,085 7.2 5,870 7.4

Cereals and bakery products

638 0.9 708 1.0 827 1.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,166 1.6 1,055 1.5 1,110 1.4

Dairy products

492 0.7 512 0.7 571 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1,025 1.4 1,070 1.5 1,268 1.6

Other food at home

1,500 2.1 1,740 2.5 2,094 2.6

Food away from home

3,885 5.5 3,835 5.4 3,797 4.8

Alcoholic beverages

603 0.9 598 0.8 913 1.1

Housing

27,626 39.0 23,225 32.8 29,871 37.5

Shelter

19,298 27.2 13,592 19.2 18,805 23.6

Owned dwellings

10,083 14.2 8,550 12.1 10,644 13.3

Rented dwellings

8,121 11.5 3,663 5.2 7,007 8.8

Other lodging

1,094 1.5 1,379 1.9 1,154 1.4

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,109 5.8 4,403 6.2 4,354 5.5

Household operations

1,798 2.5 1,987 2.8 2,006 2.5

Housekeeping supplies

680 1.0 965 1.4 987 1.2

Household furnishings and equipment

1,742 2.5 2,278 3.2 3,719 4.7

Apparel and services

2,574 3.6 2,435 3.4 2,629 3.3

Transportation

8,494 12.0 11,065 15.6 9,571 12.0

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

2,015 2.8 4,034 5.7 3,538 4.4

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

1,514 2.1 1,972 2.8 1,820 2.3

Other vehicle expenses

3,149 4.4 3,939 5.6 2,886 3.6

Public and other transportation

1,815 2.6 1,120 1.6 1,327 1.7

Healthcare

4,787 6.8 5,669 8.0 5,703 7.2

Entertainment

3,154 4.5 3,221 4.5 3,942 4.9

Personal care products and services

858 1.2 838 1.2 817 1.0

Reading

110 0.2 173 0.2 189 0.2

Education

3,007 4.2 2,649 3.7 4,144 5.2

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

257 0.4 349 0.5 285 0.4

Miscellaneous

1,112 1.6 1,675 2.4 1,228 1.5

Cash contributions

1,508 2.1 2,013 2.8 1,848 2.3

Personal insurance and pensions

8,079 11.4 7,984 11.3 8,940 11.2

Life and other personal insurance

577 0.8 627 0.9 363 0.5

Pensions and Social Security

7,502 10.6 7,357 10.4 8,578 10.8

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, August, 2019.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected midwestern metropolitan statistical areas, 2017–18
Item Chicago Detroit Minneapolis-St. Paul St. Louis

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

3,477 1,957 1,657 1,150

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$82,422 $80,089 $93,986 $88,338

Age of reference person

50.1 52.5 47.5 50.2

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.5 2.4 2.3 2.4

Children under 18

0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6

Adults 65 and over

0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4

Earners

1.4 1.3 1.5 1.4

Vehicles

1.7 1.9 2.3 2.1

Percent homeowner

63 70 61 72

Average annual expenditures

$63,726 $64,998 $72,382 $64,318

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August, 2019.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected midwestern metropolitan statistical areas, 2017–18
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

$63,726 100.0% $64,998 100.0% $72,382 100.0% $64,318 100.0%

Food

8,481 13.3 7,998 12.3 8,403 11.6 7,511 11.7

Food at home

4,761 7.5 4,429 6.8 4,809 6.6 4,243 6.6

Cereals and bakery products

575 0.9 585 0.9 588 0.8 497 0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,070 1.7 934 1.4 990 1.4 964 1.5

Dairy products

467 0.7 407 0.6 479 0.7 393 0.6

Fruits and vegetables

983 1.5 876 1.3 921 1.3 710 1.1

Other food at home

1,666 2.6 1,626 2.5 1,833 2.5 1,681 2.6

Food away from home

3,720 5.8 3,569 5.5 3,594 5.0 3,268 5.1

Alcoholic beverages

657 1.0 735 1.1 809 1.1 709 1.1

Housing

22,501 35.3 19,587 30.1 24,335 33.6 21,181 32.9

Shelter

14,426 22.6 10,670 16.4 14,685 20.3 11,285 17.5

Owned dwellings

8,920 14.0 6,881 10.6 9,118 12.6 7,378 11.5

Rented dwellings

4,608 7.2 2,960 4.6 4,334 6.0 2,856 4.4

Other lodging

898 1.4 829 1.3 1,233 1.7 1,051 1.6

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,892 6.1 4,052 6.2 3,559 4.9 4,477 7.0

Household operations

1,405 2.2 1,636 2.5 1,936 2.7 1,901 3.0

Housekeeping supplies

714 1.1 810 1.2 703 1.0 715 1.1

Household furnishings and equipment

2,063 3.2 2,419 3.7 3,451 4.8 2,803 4.4

Apparel and services

2,017 3.2 2,370 3.6 2,607 3.6 1,659 2.6

Transportation

8,443 13.2 12,541 19.3 9,318 12.9 9,687 15.1

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,438 5.4 4,432 6.8 3,132 4.3 4,146 6.4

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

1,819 2.9 2,039 3.1 2,104 2.9 2,107 3.3

Other vehicle expenses

2,232 3.5 5,219 8.0 2,891 4.0 2,644 4.1

Public and other transportation

954 1.5 850 1.3 1,190 1.6 791 1.2

Healthcare

5,476 8.6 4,930 7.6 5,517 7.6 4,846 7.5

Entertainment

2,863 4.5 4,228 6.5 4,347 6.0 3,062 4.8

Personal care products and services

1,056 1.7 752 1.2 895 1.2 811 1.3

Reading

156 0.2 86 0.1 239 0.3 154 0.2

Education

1,968 3.1 1,171 1.8 1,864 2.6 1,130 1.8

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

186 0.3 513 0.8 449 0.6 423 0.7

Miscellaneous

1,003 1.6 1,333 2.1 980 1.4 1,953 3.0

Cash contributions

1,597 2.5 1,565 2.4 4,263 5.9 3,897 6.1

Personal insurance and pensions

7,322 11.5 7,190 11.1 8,355 11.5 7,294 11.3

Life and other personal insurance

409 0.6 439 0.7 513 0.7 608 0.9

Pensions and Social Security

6,913 10.8 6,751 10.4 7,843 10.8 6,685 10.4

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, August, 2019.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected southern metropolitan statistical areas, 2017–18
Item Washington, D.C. Baltimore Atlanta Miami Dallas-Fort Worth Houston Tampa

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

2,536 1,033 2,012 2,294 2,829 2,431 1,263

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$115,585 $98,945 $98,429 $79,436 $78,854 $90,691 $55,693

Age of reference person

48.8 51.6 50.2 53.5 46.9 46.9 54.6

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.6 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.3

Children under 18

0.7 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.7 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 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.1

Vehicles

1.8 1.8 1.9 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.6

Percent homeowner

63 70 64 59 54 60 56

Average annual expenditures

$91,118 $74,174 $64,719 $57,555 $66,282 $69,153 $50,386

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August, 2019.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected southern metropolitan statistical areas, 2017–18
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

$91,118 100.0% $74,174 100.0% $64,719 100.0% $57,555 100.0% $66,282 100.0% $69,153 100.0% $50,386 100.0%

Food

11,211 12.3 8,813 11.9 7,475 11.5 6,763 11.8 7,330 11.1 8,182 11.8 7,218 14.3

Food at home

5,582 6.1 4,528 6.1 3,779 5.8 4,001 7.0 3,861 5.8 4,275 6.2 4,169 8.3

Cereals and bakery products

664 0.7 562 0.8 491 0.8 427 0.7 452 0.7 574 0.8 488 1.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,276 1.4 1,035 1.4 900 1.4 1,086 1.9 917 1.4 996 1.4 1,032 2.0

Dairy products

562 0.6 451 0.6 350 0.5 420 0.7 330 0.5 377 0.5 463 0.9

Fruits and vegetables

1,104 1.2 975 1.3 666 1.0 912 1.6 758 1.1 836 1.2 749 1.5

Other food at home

1,977 2.2 1,503 2.0 1,371 2.1 1,157 2.0 1,403 2.1 1,491 2.2 1,437 2.9

Food away from home

5,629 6.2 4,285 5.8 3,696 5.7 2,761 4.8 3,469 5.2 3,906 5.6 3,049 6.1

Alcoholic beverages

1,111 1.2 546 0.7 512 0.8 530 0.9 766 1.2 608 0.9 555 1.1

Housing

30,872 33.9 23,957 32.3 21,208 32.8 21,450 37.3 24,339 36.7 23,550 34.1 17,871 35.5

Shelter

20,502 22.5 14,959 20.2 12,019 18.6 13,960 24.3 15,292 23.1 13,630 19.7 10,695 21.2

Owned dwellings

12,712 14.0 9,586 12.9 6,867 10.6 7,007 12.2 7,699 11.6 7,703 11.1 5,209 10.3

Rented dwellings

6,153 6.8 4,391 5.9 4,074 6.3 6,250 10.9 6,802 10.3 5,073 7.3 5,045 10.0

Other lodging

1,637 1.8 981 1.3 1,078 1.7 703 1.2 791 1.2 854 1.2 440 0.9

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,164 4.6 3,905 5.3 4,559 7.0 3,857 6.7 4,395 6.6 4,324 6.3 3,377 6.7

Household operations

3,289 3.6 2,129 2.9 1,714 2.6 1,245 2.2 1,478 2.2 1,929 2.8 1,399 2.8

Housekeeping supplies

901 1.0 841 1.1 992 1.5 724 1.3 806 1.2 802 1.2 803 1.6

Household furnishings and equipment

2,017 2.2 2,122 2.9 1,923 3.0 1,664 2.9 2,368 3.6 2,864 4.1 1,598 3.2

Apparel and services

2,754 3.0 1,870 2.5 1,979 3.1 1,690 2.9 2,352 3.5 2,698 3.9 1,064 2.1

Transportation

13,095 14.4 11,741 15.8 10,557 16.3 8,820 15.3 11,140 16.8 10,984 15.9 7,694 15.3

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

5,703 6.3 6,325 8.5 4,015 6.2 2,843 4.9 4,655 7.0 4,316 6.2 3,461 6.9

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

2,040 2.2 2,081 2.8 2,585 4.0 2,284 4.0 2,211 3.3 2,371 3.4 1,545 3.1

Other vehicle expenses

3,253 3.6 2,217 3.0 2,983 4.6 3,061 5.3 3,588 5.4 3,197 4.6 2,229 4.4

Public and other transportation

2,099 2.3 1,118 1.5 974 1.5 631 1.1 688 1.0 1,101 1.6 459 0.9

Healthcare

6,301 6.9 5,425 7.3 5,189 8.0 4,554 7.9 4,954 7.5 4,909 7.1 3,810 7.6

Entertainment

4,191 4.6 3,695 5.0 2,823 4.4 2,064 3.6 3,075 4.6 3,620 5.2 2,215 4.4

Personal care products and services

1,271 1.4 796 1.1 763 1.2 978 1.7 857 1.3 879 1.3 523 1.0

Reading

151 0.2 156 0.2 100 0.2 65 0.1 85 0.1 82 0.1 32 0.1

Education

2,566 2.8 3,154 4.3 1,497 2.3 909 1.6 1,954 2.9 1,690 2.4 1,075 2.1

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

147 0.2 236 0.3 195 0.3 211 0.4 174 0.3 247 0.4 307 0.6

Miscellaneous

1,846 2.0 972 1.3 775 1.2 1,289 2.2 859 1.3 1,022 1.5 1,764 3.5

Cash contributions

2,672 2.9 1,775 2.4 2,185 3.4 773 1.3 1,561 2.4 2,906 4.2 1,186 2.4

Personal insurance and pensions

12,930 14.2 11,039 14.9 9,461 14.6 7,458 13.0 6,836 10.3 7,777 11.2 5,072 10.1

Life and other personal insurance

660 0.7 579 0.8 460 0.7 334 0.6 300 0.5 499 0.7 338 0.7

Pensions and Social Security

12,270 13.5 10,460 14.1 9,001 13.9 7,124 12.4 6,535 9.9 7,278 10.5 4,733 9.4

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, August, 2019.

Consumer unit characteristics and average annual expenditures for selected western metropolitan statistical areas, 2017–18
Item Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Seattle Phoenix Denver Honolulu Anchorage

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

6,605 1,856 1,147 1,872 1,279 1,344 537 210

Consumer unit characteristics:

Income before taxes

$82,119 $122,977 $100,327 $117,499 $71,250 $95,984 $94,905 $93,396

Age of reference person

49.2 51.5 49.2 45.5 51.9 48.0 56.6 51.8

Average number in consumer unit:

People

2.8 2.5 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.4

Children under 18

0.7 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5

Adults 65 and over

0.3 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.3

Earners

1.5 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.5

Vehicles

1.7 1.7 2.2 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.8 2.4

Percent homeowner

52 57 55 55 68 62 62 63

Average annual expenditures

$68,129 $80,733 $79,672 $84,864 $66,908 $73,670 $60,710 $71,855

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August, 2019.

Average annual (mean) expenditures and shares for selected western metropolitan statistical areas, 2017–18
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

$68,129 100.0% $80,733 100.0% $79,672 100.0% $84,864 100.0% $66,908 100.0% $73,670 100.0% $60,710 100.0% $71,855 100.0%

Food

8,974 13.2 10,146 12.6 10,613 13.3 11,412 13.4 7,817 11.7 9,106 12.4 10,985 18.1 9,031 12.6

Food at home

4,543 6.7 5,192 6.4 5,580 7.0 6,195 7.3 3,926 5.9 5,256 7.1 5,899 9.7 5,779 8.0

Cereals and bakery products

563 0.8 644 0.8 700 0.9 763 0.9 534 0.8 606 0.8 691 1.1 790 1.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,030 1.5 1,165 1.4 1,334 1.7 1,217 1.4 677 1.0 1,237 1.7 1,467 2.4 1,202 1.7

Dairy products

431 0.6 543 0.7 520 0.7 645 0.8 367 0.5 492 0.7 508 0.8 550 0.8

Fruits and vegetables

955 1.4 1,091 1.4 1,033 1.3 1,358 1.6 695 1.0 1,184 1.6 1,265 2.1 1,011 1.4

Other food at home

1,563 2.3 1,749 2.2 1,993 2.5 2,212 2.6 1,654 2.5 1,737 2.4 1,968 3.2 2,226 3.1

Food away from home

4,431 6.5 4,954 6.1 5,033 6.3 5,217 6.1 3,890 5.8 3,850 5.2 5,086 8.4 3,252 4.5

Alcoholic beverages

657 1.0 800 1.0 1,218 1.5 1,124 1.3 527 0.8 772 1.0 517 0.9 878 1.2

Housing

24,326 35.7 31,786 39.4 28,591 35.9 29,269 34.5 20,730 31.0 25,164 34.2 23,045 38.0 22,619 31.5

Shelter

16,613 24.4 21,578 26.7 19,562 24.6 18,966 22.3 10,767 16.1 15,149 20.6 14,710 24.2 13,688 19.0

Owned dwellings

7,767 11.4 10,932 13.5 10,176 12.8 10,040 11.8 6,251 9.3 7,907 10.7 7,376 12.1 8,133 11.3

Rented dwellings

8,063 11.8 9,362 11.6 8,061 10.1 7,764 9.1 3,568 5.3 6,283 8.5 6,949 11.4 4,682 6.5

Other lodging

783 1.1 1,285 1.6 1,325 1.7 1,162 1.4 948 1.4 960 1.3 385 0.6 873 1.2

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,787 5.6 4,385 5.4 3,689 4.6 4,004 4.7 4,337 6.5 4,126 5.6 4,416 7.3 4,744 6.6

Household operations

1,554 2.3 3,230 4.0 2,180 2.7 2,399 2.8 1,770 2.6 2,001 2.7 1,263 2.1 1,254 1.7

Housekeeping supplies

757 1.1 703 0.9 833 1.0 923 1.1 912 1.4 1,065 1.4 838 1.4 845 1.2

Household furnishings and equipment

1,616 2.4 1,890 2.3 2,327 2.9 2,977 3.5 2,944 4.4 2,822 3.8 1,817 3.0 2,088 2.9

Apparel and services

2,089 3.1 2,134 2.6 2,582 3.2 3,155 3.7 2,120 3.2 2,359 3.2 1,634 2.7 2,277 3.2

Transportation

9,273 13.6 9,138 11.3 11,363 14.3 11,999 14.1 12,720 19.0 11,218 15.2 6,611 10.9 11,290 15.7

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

2,966 4.4 2,860 3.5 3,737 4.7 4,412 5.2 6,531 9.8 4,591 6.2 1,595 2.6 5,025 7.0

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

2,706 4.0 1,977 2.4 2,487 3.1 2,175 2.6 2,041 3.1 2,026 2.8 1,800 3.0 2,366 3.3

Other vehicle expenses

2,683 3.9 2,797 3.5 3,523 4.4 3,978 4.7 3,537 5.3 3,420 4.6 2,202 3.6 2,509 3.5

Public and other transportation

918 1.3 1,504 1.9 1,616 2.0 1,434 1.7 610 0.9 1,181 1.6 1,014 1.7 1,390 1.9

Healthcare

3,890 5.7 4,602 5.7 5,174 6.5 5,355 6.3 6,038 9.0 5,820 7.9 4,134 6.8 5,233 7.3

Entertainment

2,853 4.2 3,309 4.1 4,576 5.7 4,334 5.1 3,776 5.6 4,431 6.0 2,665 4.4 4,376 6.1

Personal care products and services

811 1.2 950 1.2 1,020 1.3 911 1.1 1,004 1.5 1,318 1.8 798 1.3 784 1.1

Reading

94 0.1 177 0.2 124 0.2 157 0.2 78 0.1 129 0.2 53 0.1 108 0.2

Education

2,334 3.4 3,746 4.6 1,264 1.6 2,047 2.4 804 1.2 1,461 2.0 1,074 1.8 1,116 1.6

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

211 0.3 93 0.1 147 0.2 298 0.4 554 0.8 294 0.4 178 0.3 535 0.7

Miscellaneous

1,247 1.8 1,664 2.1 1,639 2.1 1,454 1.7 930 1.4 1,144 1.6 358 0.6 1,069 1.5

Cash contributions

1,654 2.4 2,461 3.0 1,793 2.3 2,630 3.1 1,376 2.1 1,992 2.7 1,456 2.4 1,802 2.5

Personal insurance and pensions

9,716 14.3 9,728 12.0 9,567 12.0 10,719 12.6 8,434 12.6 8,463 11.5 7,202 11.9 10,736 14.9

Life and other personal insurance

393 0.6 318 0.4 593 0.7 411 0.5 332 0.5 317 0.4 289 0.5 529 0.7

Pensions and Social Security

9,323 13.7 9,410 11.7 8,974 11.3 10,308 12.1 8,102 12.1 8,146 11.1 6,912 11.4 10,207 14.2

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, August, 2019.