TABLE 33b Average Household Transportation Expenditures: 1991-2001

TABLE 33b Average Household Transportation Expenditures: 1991-2001

(Current dollars)

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  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Vehicle purchases 2,111 2,189 2,319 2,725 2,638 2,815 2,736 2,964 3,305 3,418 3,579
Gasoline and motor oil 995 973 977 986 1,006 1,082 1,098 1,017 1,055 1,291 1,279
Other vehicle expenses 1,741 1,776 1,843 1,953 2,015 2,058 2,230 2,206 2,254 2,281 2,375
Other transportation 304 290 314 381 355 427 393 429 397 427 400

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.