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

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

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  1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Vehicle purchases 2,319 2,725 2,638 2,815 2,736 2,964 3,305 3,418 3,579 3,665 3,732
Gasoline and motor oil 977 986 1,006 1,082 1,098 1,017 1,055 1,291 1,279 1,235 1,333
Other vehicle expenses 1,843 1,953 2,015 2,058 2,230 2,206 2,254 2,281 2,375 2,471 2,331
Other transportation 314 381 355 427 393 429 397 427 400 389 385
Total 5,453 6,045 6,014 6,382 6,457 6,616 7,011 7,417 7,633 7,760 7,781

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.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, available at http://www.bls.gov/, as of March 2005.