Figure 13 Average Household Expenditures by Major Category: 2002

Figure 13 Average Household Expenditures by Major Category: 2002

(In current dollars)

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Average income (before taxes) $49,430  
Average annual expenditures $40,677  
Housing $13,283 33%
Food $5,375 13%
Apparel and services $1,749 4%
Personal insurance and pensions $3,899 10%
Health care $2,350 6%
Transportation $7,759 19%
Private vehicle expenditures $7,371  
Vehicle purchases $3,665  
Gasoline and motor oil $1,235  
Other vehicle expenditures $2,471  
Public transportation expenditures $389  
Airline fares $244  
Mass transit fares $50  
Ship fares $30  
Taxi fares $25  
Intercity train fares $16  
Local transportation on out-of-town trips $11  
Intercity bus fares $11  
School bus $2  
Other $6,261 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, 2003; and personal communication, December 2003.