Figure 4-3 Average Household Expenditures by Major Spending Category: 2011

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Data for figure current dollars percentage
Housing $16,803 33.8
Food $6,458 13.0
Apparel and services $1,740 3.5
Personal insurance and pensions $5,424 10.9
Health care $3,313 6.7
Transportation $8,293 16.7
Other $7,675 15.4
Household Transportation-related Expenditures    
Private vehicle expenditures $7,778  
Vehicle purchases $2,669  
Gasoline and motor oil $2,655  
Other vehicle expenditures $2,454  
Public transportation expenditures $516  
Airline fares $342  
Mass transit fares $75  
Ship fares $36  
Taxi fares $22  
Intercity train fares $16  
Local transportation on out-of-town trips $12  
Intercity bus fares $11  
School bus $3  
Total $8,293  

aIncludes alcoholic beverages, entertainment, personal care products and services, reading, education, tobacco products and smoking, miscellaneous, and others.

NOTE: Individual categories may not sum to total due to rounding.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2011, personal communication, September 2012.