|Average income (before taxes)||$54,453|
|Average annual expenditures||$43,395|
|Apparel and services||$1,816||4%|
|Personal insurance and pensions||$4,823||11%|
|Private vehicle expenditures||$7,360|
|Gasoline and motor oil||$1,598|
|Other vehicle expenditures||$2,365|
|Public transportation expenditures||$441|
|Mass transit fares||$46|
|Intercity train fares||$18|
|Local transportation on out-of-town trips||$10|
|Intercity bus fares||$9|
a Includes entertainment, personal care products and services, education, tobacco products and smoking, and miscellaneous.
Note: Numbers do not add to totals due to rounding.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2004; and personal communication, December 2005.