Total Annual Consumer Expenditures by Major Category, 2004–2006

From food to pensions

 
Item 2004 2005 2006
Average annual expenditures $43,395 $46,409 $48,398
  Food 5,781 5,931 6,111
    At home 3,347 3,297 3,417
    Away from home 2,434 2,634 2,694
  Housing 13,918 15,167 16,366
  Apparel and services 1,816 1,866 1,874
  Transportation 7,801 8,344 8,508
  Healthcare 2,574 2,664 2,766
  Entertainment 2,218 2,388 2,376
  Personal insurance and pensions 4,823 5,204 5,270
  Other expenditures 4,461 4,823 5,129

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