Figure 11 Average Household Expenditures by Major Category: 2001

Figure 11 Average Household Expenditures by Major Category: 2001

(In current dollars)

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  Amount Percent
Average income (before taxes) $47,507  
Average annual expenditures $39,518  
Housing $13,011 33%
Food $5,321 13%
Apparel and services $1,743 4%
Personal insurance and pensions $3,737 9%
Health care $2,182 6%
Transportation $7,633 19%
Private vehicle expenditures $7,233  
Vehicle purchases $3,579  
Gasoline and motor oil $1,279  
Other vehicle expenditures $2,375  
Public transportation expenditures $400  
Airline fares $255  
Intercity bus fares $11  
Mass transit fares $51  
Local transportation on out-of-town trips $12  
Taxi fares $23  
Intercity train fares $23  
Ship fares $24  
School bus $2  
Othera $5,891 15%

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, 2002.