TABLE 1-2-18 - Average Household Transportation Expenditures: 1998-2008

TABLE 1-2-18 - Average Household Transportation Expenditures: 1998-2008

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  Vehicle purchases Gasoline and motor oil Other vehicle expenses Public transportation Total
1998 2,964 1,017 2,206 429 6,616
1999 3,305 1,055 2,254 397 7,011
2000 3,418 1,291 2,281 427 7,417
2001 3,579 1,279 2,375 400 7,633
2002 3,665 1,235 2,471 389 7,759
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
2007 3,244 2,384 2,592 538 8,758
2008 2,755 2,715 2,621 513 8,604

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 October 2009.