Table 1 - Consumer Expenditure Trends

Table 1 - Consumer Expenditure Trends

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  1984 1990 2000
Average annual household expenditures (current $) $21,975 $28,381 $37,027
Category 1984 1990 2000
Percentage of total expenditures
Housing 30.4 30.7 32.4
Transportation 19.6 18 19.5
Food 15 15.1 13.6
Personal insurance and pensions 8.6 9.1 8.8
Apparel and services 6 5.7 4.9
Health care 4.8 5.2 5.4
Education 2 2 1.7
Other 13.7 14.7 13.8

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Consumer Expenditure Survey," 1984-2000, available at http://www.bls.gov, as of April 2002.