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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