TABLE 7-1a Average Household Transportation Expenditures: 1993-2003

TABLE 7-1a Average Household Transportation Expenditures: 1993-2003

Chained 2000 dollars

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  1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Vehicle purchases 2,569 2,889 2,693 2,820 2,732 2,989 3,320 3,418 3,561 3,687 3,834
Gasoline and motor oil 1,281 1,287 1,293 1,310 1,330 1,415 1,349 1,291 1,328 1,366 1,268
Other vehicle expenses 1,806 1,925 1,979 2,025 2,206 2,202 2,262 2,281 2,317 2,370 2,216
Other transportation 368 437 396 467 421 450 407 427 393 378 364
Total 6,025 6,538 6,361 6,621 6,689 7,056 7,337 7,417 7,600 7,801 7,681

NOTES: Data may not add to total because of independent rounding. Data are based on survey results. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses the term consumer unit rather than household. BLS defines a consumer unit as 1) members of a household related by blood, marriage, adoption, or other legal arrangement; 2) a person living alone; sharing a household with others; rooming in a private home, lodging, or in permanent living quarters in a hotel or motel but who is financially independent; or 3) two or more persons living together and making joint expenditure decisions.

Other transportation includes fares for mass transit, buses, trains, airlines, taxis, school buses for which a fee is charged, and boats.

To eliminate the effects of inflation over time, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics converted current dollar amounts (see table 7-1b) to chained 2000 dollars.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations based on data in table 7-1b.