Figure 7-1 - Average Household Transportation Expenditures: 1993-2003

Figure 7-1 - Average Household Transportation Expenditures: 1993-2003

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Figure 7-1 Average Household Transportation Expenditures: 1993-2003. If you are a user with disability and cannot view this image, use the table version. If you need further assistance, call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov.

NOTES: Data are based on survey results. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses the term consumer unit rather than household.  BLS defines 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 7-1 in appendix B) to chained 2000 dollars.

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