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Average Annual Expenditures Per Consumer for Health Care:
1990–2013


Average total consumer expenditures were $51,100 in 2013. Healthcare, along with transportation, were the only areas of household spending to increase.

  Health care, total       Percent distribution
Item Amount Percent
of total
expend-
itures
Health
insurance
Medical
services
Drugs
and
medical
supplies1
Health
insurance
Medical
services
Drugs
and
medical
supplies1
1990 $1,480 5.2% $581 $562 $337 39.3% 38.0% 22.8%
1995 1,732 5.4 860 512 360 49.7 29.6 20.8
1998 1,903 5.4 913 542 448 48.0 28.5 23.5
1999 1,959 5.3 923 558 479 47.1 28.5 24.5
2000 2,066 5.4 983 568 515 47.6 27.5 24.9
2001 $2,182 5.5% $1,061 $573 $549 48.6% 26.% 25.2%
2003 2,416 5.9 1,252 591 574 51.8 24.5 23.8
2005 2,664 5.7 1,361 677 626 51.1 25.4 23.5
2009 3,126 6.4 1,785 736 605 57.1 23.5 19.4
2011 3,313 6.7 1,922 768 623 58.0 23.2 18.8
2013 $3,631 7.1% $2,229 $796 $605 61.4% 21.9% 16.7%
1. Includes prescription and nonprescription drugs.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, annual.

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