TABLE 33a Average Household Transportation Expenditures: 1991-2001

TABLE 33a Average Household Transportation Expenditures: 1991-2001

(Chained 1996 dollars)

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  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Vehicle purchases 2,445 2,468 2,528 2,868 2,682 2,815 2,743 2,996 3,335 3,436 3,585
Gasoline and motor oil 1,063 1,043 1,058 1,063 1,068 1,082 1,098 1,168 1,113 1,066 1,095
Other vehicle expenses 1,716 1,739 1,835 1,956 2,011 2,058 2,243 2,238 2,300 2,320 2,356
Other transportation 350 320 334 398 361 427 380 409 377 403 370

NOTES: Data are based on survey results. The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the term "consumer unit" rather than "household." There are an average of 2.5 persons in each consumer unit, which is defined as members of a household related by blood, marriage, adoption, or other legal arrangement; a single person living alone or sharing a household with another but who is financially independent; or two or more persons living together who share responsibility for at least two-thirds of major types of expenses-food, housing, and other expenses.

Other transportation includes both local transit, such as bus and taxi travel, and long-distance travel, such as airplane trips.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey data query, Nov. 25, 2002.