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Annual Expenditure Per Child by Husband-Wife Families by Family Income and Expenditure Type, 2003

    Expenditure type
Family income
and age of child
Total Housing Food Transportation Clothing Health care Child care and
education
Miscellaneous 1
Income: less than $40,700
Less than 2 yrs. old $6,820 $2,620 $950 $800 $350 $500 $950 $650
3 to 5 yrs. old 6,970 2,580 1,050 770 340 480 1,080 670
6 to 8 yrs. old 7,040 2,500 1,360 900 380 550 640 710
9 to 11 yrs. old 6,990 2,250 1,620 970 420 600 390 740
12 to 14 yrs. old 7,840 2,510 1,710 1,100 710 610 270 930
15 to 17 yrs. old 7,770 2,030 1,850 1,480 630 650 450 680
Income: $40,700–$68,400  
Less than 2 yrs. old 9,510 3,540 1,130 1,190 410 660 1,570 1,010
3 to 5 yrs. old 9,780 3,510 1,310 1,160 400 630 1,740 1,030
6 to 8 yrs. old 9,730 3,420 1,670 1,290 450 720 1,110 1,070
9 to 11 yrs. old 9,600 3,180 1,960 1,360 490 780 730 1,100
12 to 14 yrs. old 10,350 3,440 1,980 1,490 830 790 530 1,290
15 to 17 yrs. old 10,560 2,950 2,200 1,880 740 830 920 1,040
Income: more than $68,400  
Less than 2 yrs. old 14,140 5,620 1,500 1,660 540 760 2,370 1,690
3 to 5 yrs. old 14,470 5,590 1,700 1,630 530 730 2,580 1,710
6 to 8 yrs. old 14,240 5,500 2,050 1,760 580 830 1,770 1,750
9 to 11 yrs. old 14,040 5,260 2,380 1,840 630 900 1,240 1,790
12 to 14 yrs. old 14,850 5,520 2,500 1,960 1,050 900 950 1,970
15 to 17 yrs. old 15,350 5,040 2,630 2,380 950 950 1,670 1,730
1. Expenses include personal care items, entertainment, and reading materials.
Source: Dept. of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Expenditures on Children by Families, 2003 Annual Report. From: Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2004–2005.

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