TABLE 4-15 - Average Household Transportation Expenditures: 1995-2006

TABLE 4-15 - Average Household Transportation Expenditures: 1995-2006

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  Vehicle purchases Gasoline and motor oil Other vehicle expenses Public transportation Total
1995 2,693 1,293 1,979 396 6,361
1996 2,820 1,310 2,025 467 6,621
1997 2,732 1,330 2,206 421 6,689
1998 2,989 1,415 2,202 450 7,056
1999 3,320 1,349 2,262 407 7,337
2000 3,418 1,291 2,281 427 7,417
2001 3,561 1,328 2,317 393 7,600
2002 3,665 1,366 2,370 378 7,779
2003 3,732 1,333 2,331 385 7,781
2004 3,397 1,598 2,365 441 7,801
2005 3,544 2,013 2,339 448 8,344
2006 3,421 2,227 2,355 505 8,508

NOTES: Data are based on survey results and may not add to total because of independent rounding. Public transportation includes fares for mass transit, buses, trains, airlines, taxis, school buses, and boats for which a fee is charged.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, available at http://www.bls.gov/cex/ as of August 2008.