Figure 6 Average Household Expenditures by Major Category: 2000

Figure 6 Average Household Expenditures by Major Category: 2000

(In current dollars)

Average income (before taxes): $44,649
Average annual expenditures: $38,045

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Category Expenditures Percent
Housing $12,319 32
Food $5,158 14
Apparel and services $1,856 5
Personal insurance and pensions $4,308 11
Health care $2,120 6
Transportation $7,417 19
Private vehicle expenditures $6,990  
Vehicle purchases $3,418  
Gasoline and motor oil $1,291  
Other vehicle expenditures $2,281  
Public transportation expenditures $427  
Airline fares $274  
Intercity bus fares $16  
Mass transit fares $47  
Local transportation on out-of-town trips $11  
Taxi fares $18  
Intercity train fares $21  
Ship fares $37  
School bus $2  
Othera $4,867 13

a Includes entertainment, personal care products and services, education, tobacco products and smoking, and miscellaneous.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2001.