Figure 5-2 Average Household Expenditures by Major Spending Category: 2005

Figure 5-2 Average Household Expenditures by Major Spending Category: 2005

(Current dollars)

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Figure 5-2. Average Household Expenditures by Major Spending Category: 2005. If you are a user with disability and cannot view this image, use the table version. If you need further assistance, call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov.
Category Amount
Private vehicle expenditures $7,896
Vehicle purchases $3,544
Gasoline and motor oil $2,013
Other vehicle expenditures $2,339
Public transportation expenditures $448
Airline fares $285
Ship fares $42
Mass transit fares $52
Taxi fares $24
Intercity train fares $19
Local transportation on out-of-town trips $11
Intercity bus fares $12
School bus $3

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, 2005; and personal communication, November 2006.