Table 3-15: Personal Expenditures by Category (Millions of current dollars)

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (R) 2012 (R) 2013 (R) 2014 2015
Total expenditures 331,578 443,582 647,688 1,032,755 1,754,616 2,722,674 3,825,630 3,960,151 4,215,654 4,471,002 4,741,018 4,984,178 5,268,071 5,560,720 5,903,033 6,307,022 6,792,396 7,103,104 7,384,053 7,765,529 8,260,018 8,794,112 9,303,992 9,750,505 10,013,648 9,846,968 10,202,191 10,689,299 11,050,627 11,361,174 11,863,366 12,283,683
Transportation (R) 40,766 56,529 (R) 76,502 (R) 124,391 (R) 226,485 357,415 442,931 418,274 (R) 451,284 485,332 528,231 (R) 554,065 598,935 (R) 641,819 668,623 (R) 729,011 795,384 (R) 810,478 (R) 813,117 845,959 (R) 899,250 (R) 960,769 (R) 992,932 (R) 1,032,708 1,009,672 866,981 (R) 942,142 (R) 1,051,990 1,105,743 1,136,249 1,168,011 1,116,236
Transportation as a percent of total expenditures 12.3 12.7 11.8 12.0 12.9 13.1 11.6 10.6 10.7 10.9 11.1 11.1 11.4 11.5 11.3 11.6 11.7 11.4 11.0 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.7 10.6 10.1 8.8 9.2 9.8 10.0 10.0 9.8 9.1
Food and beverage 83,041 101,623 145,130 225,387 360,888 477,253 653,911 676,347 690,778 711,879 740,407 759,884 788,437 818,204 849,273 895,860 949,361 983,666 1,011,363 1,061,478 1,129,028 1,198,859 1,266,512 1,332,965 1,385,350 1,370,292 1,406,610 1,478,650 1,533,918 1,568,374 1,645,088 1,709,474
Clothing and footwear (R) 29,262 36,483 49,944 71,433 108,834 154,309 206,534 (R) 210,118 (R) 223,025 231,122 (R) 240,072 244,705 (R) 253,502 (R) 262,011 273,082 (R) 287,191 297,541 294,642 (R) 295,169 301,463 (R) 313,500 326,573 336,346 (R) 339,726 335,351 (R) 321,608 335,798 (R) 354,578 370,080 379,965 387,780 396,759
Communication 5,206 (R) 7,536 (R) 11,606 (R) 19,956 (R) 31,797 53,104 70,093 73,870 81,142 85,767 93,263 98,943 108,317 120,106 (R) 129,495 142,299 (R) 158,256 (R) 164,927 168,929 174,388 (R) 181,117 (R) 186,987 201,197 216,417 (R) 230,691 (R) 230,567 (R) 239,590 (R) 253,714 264,630 270,914 288,171 296,866
Final consumption expenditures of nonprofit institutions serving  households 5,059 6,962 10,474 17,013 30,033 47,907 75,861 80,127 87,934 90,065 97,762 102,328 110,044 105,588 123,807 138,229 158,041 179,082 198,342 205,512 206,372 210,268 239,185 248,780 282,144 276,017 275,350 274,999 292,870 304,851 313,562 327,910
Health (R) 20,362 (R) 31,978 56,849 (R) 102,718 195,473 345,323 (R) 583,725 638,374 700,443 (R) 741,682 779,896 (R) 826,008 (R) 868,313 (R) 919,881 (R) 979,652 (R) 1,033,335 (R) 1,109,594 1,209,403 (R) 1,317,081 (R) 1,411,307 (R) 1,516,185 1,614,016 1,717,339 (R) 1,826,827 1,914,173 2,000,918 2,080,439 (R) 2,176,926 2,266,212 2,322,992 2,446,456 2,602,443
Household operationa 26,179 34,706 46,617 (R) 67,804 (R) 110,736 (R) 155,992 200,559 (R) 199,110 (R) 209,399 221,891 (R) 238,615 (R) 251,693 (R) 263,722 277,270 297,117 320,243 343,425 352,401 (R) 365,296 (R) 380,369 407,131 (R) 431,154 (R) 449,922 453,747 442,035 (R) 409,813 417,317 (R) 435,205 452,360 468,552 487,975 506,312
Housing, utilities, and fuels 60,525 80,999 113,786 (R) 184,844 327,662 (R) 513,936 (R) 709,298 (R) 747,524 783,255 827,304 876,082 (R) 926,674 976,690 1,023,056 1,077,040 1,135,488 1,214,463 (R) 1,302,992 (R) 1,347,873 (R) 1,411,556 (R) 1,488,440 1,605,961 1,706,098 (R) 1,783,811 1,869,894 1,905,264 1,935,142 1,989,006 2,021,768 2,080,791 2,170,575 2,253,892
Financial services and insurance 13,551 19,395 31,073 54,018 95,609 188,094 247,390 266,788 295,090 332,586 346,875 366,379 392,349 429,244 467,277 509,124 566,284 552,822 562,584 588,472 635,347 689,633 724,208 768,491 771,483 718,956 763,238 795,799 789,303 830,742 885,667 921,054
Recreation (R) 19,712 28,891 (R) 47,016 77,053 (R) 127,439 207,163 (R) 314,744 (R) 326,271 (R) 346,840 378,423 (R) 413,997 (R) 449,769 (R) 481,537 (R) 509,503 544,345 (R) 589,944 (R) 633,685 (R) 646,980 (R) 669,336 (R) 704,292 758,713 804,574 (R) 854,113 (R) 893,840 (R) 899,642 861,781 888,288 (R) 922,796 968,157 1,003,037 1,041,847 1,087,027
Education (R) 3,361 5,465 (R) 9,913 15,886 (R) 25,444 (R) 41,171 (R) 65,957 70,561 76,442 (R) 81,087 86,364 92,304 99,626 107,120 (R) 115,245 123,931 (R) 134,290 143,615 (R) 149,528 159,516 168,997 180,507 (R) 193,073 205,998 218,374 229,051 244,931 256,286 262,459 269,168 278,590 288,267
Foreign travel, net 2,121 2,858 4,514 4,445 3,540 (R) 7,741 -7,673 -(R) 15,220 -(R) 20,034 -20,674 -17,417 -21,291 -(R) 24,236 -(R) 21,480 -(R) 15,645 -26,984 -26,424 -15,804 -11,366 -5,303 -(R) 3,121 -4,730 -(R) 1,463 -(R) 10,410 -(R) 18,138 -(R) 16,990 -(R) 27,297 -33,725 -31,775 -48,784 -52,030 -56,887
Other (R) 22,434 (R) 30,158 44,263 (R) 67,806 110,675 173,267 (R) 262,298 268,009 (R) 290,056 304,538 (R) 316,870 332,720 (R) 350,832 (R) 368,397 (R) 393,720 (R) 429,351 (R) 458,495 (R) 477,903 496,803 (R) 526,522 (R) 559,062 (R) 589,541 (R) 624,535 (R) 657,602 (R) 672,974 (R) 672,712 (R) 700,647 (R) 733,077 754,903 774,322 801,673 834,329
Disposable Personal Income (DPI) 376,500 513,200 761,500 1,219,300 2,018,000 3,098,500 4,311,800 4,484,500 4,800,200 5,000,200 5,244,200 5,532,600 5,829,900 6,148,800 6,561,300 6,876,300 7,400,500 7,752,300 8,099,200 8,485,800 9,002,300 9,400,800 10,036,900 10,507,000 10,994,400 10,942,500 11,237,900 11,801,400 12,403,700 12,395,800 13,022,700 13,519,800
Transportation as a percent of DPI 10.8 11.0 10.0 10.2 11.2 11.5 10.3 9.3 9.4 9.7 10.1 10.0 10.3 10.4 10.2 10.6 10.7 10.5 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.2 9.9 9.8 9.2 7.9 8.4 8.9 8.9 9.2 9.0 8.3

KEY: R = revised.

a Includes furnishings, household equipment, and routine household maintenance.

NOTES

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

The categories have been revised due to the Comprehensive Benchmark revision by the source in 2010, thus this table is not comparable to the 2009 and earlier editions.

SOURCES

DPI:

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts Tables, table 2.1, available at http://www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/SelectTable.asp?Selected=N#S2 as of October 28, 2016.

All except DPI:

Ibid., National Income and Product Accounts Tables, table 2.3.5u, available at http://www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/nipa_underlying/SelectTable.asp as of October 31, 2016.