Consumer Expenditures at (census.gov)
Household information 1990 1995 2000 2005
Income before taxes $31,889 $36,918 $44,649 $58,712
Average annual increase   3.0% 3.9% 5.6%
Household income after taxes $28,937 $33,864 $41,532 $56,304
Average annual expenditures (dollars) $28,381 $32,264 $38,045 $46,409
average annual increase   2.6% 3.4% 4.1%
Average annual CPI increase 4.0% 3.1% 2.5% 2.5%
percent of after tax 98.1% 95.3% 91.6% 82.4%
Average number in consumer unit:
Persons 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5
Vehicles 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.0
Type of expenditure 1990 1995 2000 2005
Housing 30.7% 32.4% 32.4% 32.7%
Transportation 18.0% 18.6% 19.5% 18.0%
Food 15.1% 14.0% 13.6% 12.8%
Personal insurance and pensions 9.1% 9.2% 8.8% 11.2%
Utilities, fuels, and public services 6.7% 6.8% 6.5% 6.9%
Health care 5.2% 5.4% 5.4% 5.7%
Entertainment 5.0% 5.0% 4.9% 5.1%
Apparel and services 5.7% 5.3% 4.9% 4.1%
Household furnishings and equipment 4.0% 4.3% 4.1% 3.8%
Other % % % %
Source: Consumer Expenditures at
(www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/
income_expenditures_poverty_wealth/consumer_expenditures.html)

Consumer Price Index (www.bls.gov/schedule/archives/cpi_nr.htm)
See details below.


"Even the Insured Feel Strain of Health Costs", in the NY Times Sun. May 4, 2008
See Healthcare

Personal consumption expenditures
at the Bureau of Economic Analysis bea.gov
Type 1990 1995 2000 2005 2007
Durable goods 9.5% 11.6% 15.4% 16.5% 15.4%
  Motor vehicles and parts 5.4% 5.7% 6.9% 6.5% 5.6%
  Furniture and household equipment 2.5% 2.5% 3.4% 4.8% 6.8%
  Other 1.9% 2.3% 2.9% 3.0% 2.8%
Nondurable goods 31.1% 34.3% 34.7% 32.6% 29.7%
  Food 16.4% 17.3% 16.5% 15.2% 13.9%
  Clothing and shoes 3.9% 4.8% 5.3% 5.4% 5.1%
  Gasoline, fuel oil, and other energy goods 3.3% 3.3% 3.1% 2.8% 2.5%
    Gasoline and oil 3.0% 3.2% 3.1% 2.7% 2.3%
    Fuel oil and coal 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
  Other 7.6% 8.7% 9.5% 9.2% 8.5%
Services 59.8% 68.2% 69.9% 64.1% 58.1%
  Housing 16.8% 18.6% 17.9% 16.2% 14.6%
  Household operation 5.6% 6.5% 6.9% 6.0% 5.3%
    Electricity and gas 2.5% 2.7% 2.6% 2.2% 2.0%
    Other household operation 3.1% 3.8% 4.4% 3.8% 3.3%
  Transportation 4.1% 4.9% 5.2% 4.2% 3.7%
  Medical care 16.7% 19.0% 18.3% 18.2% 16.6%
  Recreation 3.6% 4.6% 4.8% 4.5% 4.2%
  Other 13.0% 14.7% 16.8% 15.0% 13.7%
Table 2.3.6U. Real Personal Consumption Expenditures by Major Type of Product and Expenditure, at the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA.gov)
Comparison of the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Price Index with the Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Expenditure Details
Household information 1990 1995 2000 2005
Income before taxes $31,889 $36,918 $44,649 $58,712
Income after taxes $28,937 $33,864 $41,532 $56,304
Average number in consumer unit:
Persons 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5
Vehicles 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.0
Type of expenditure 1990 1995 2000 2005
Average annual expenditures (dollars) $28,381 $32,264 $38,045 $46,409
Housing 30.7% 32.4% 32.4% 32.7%
Transportation 18.0% 18.6% 19.5% 18.0%
Food 15.1% 14.0% 13.6% 12.8%
Personal insurance and pensions 9.1% 9.2% 8.8% 11.2%
Utilities, fuels, and public services 6.7% 6.8% 6.5% 6.9%
Health care 5.2% 5.4% 5.4% 5.7%
Entertainment 5.0% 5.0% 4.9% 5.1%
Apparel and services 5.7% 5.3% 4.9% 4.1%
Household furnishings and equipment 4.0% 4.3% 4.1% 3.8%
Other % % % %
Type of expenditure 1990 1995 2000 2005
Average annual expenditures (dollars) $28,381 $32,264 $38,045 $46,409
 Food 4,296 4,505 5,158 5,931
     Percent 15.1% 14.0% 13.6% 12.8%
   Food at home 2,485 2,803 3,021 3,297
    Cereals and bakery products 368 441 453 445
    Cereals and cereal products 129 165 156 143
    Bakery products 240 276 297 302
    Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs 668 752 795 764
      Beef 218 228 238 228
      Pork 132 156 167 153
      Other meats 99 104 101 103
   Poultry 108 138 145 134
   Fish and seafood 82 97 110 113
   Eggs 30 30 34 33
   Dairy products 295 297 325 378
     Fresh milk and cream 140 123 131 146
     Other dairy products 155 174 193 232
   Fruits and vegetables 408 457 521 552
     Fresh fruits 127 144 163 182
     Fresh vegetables 118 137 159 175
     Processed fruits 93 96 115 106
     Processed vegetables 70 80 84 89
   Other food at home 746 856 927 1,158
     Sugar and other sweets 94 112 117 119
     Fats and oils 68 82 83 85
     Miscellaneous foods 336 377 437 609
     Nonalcoholic beverages 213 240 250 303
     Food prepared by consumer unit on
out-of-town trips
35 45 40 41
   Food away from home 1,811 1,702 2,137 2,634
 Alcoholic beverages 293 277 372 426
 Housing 8,703 10,458 12,319 15,167
     Percent 30.7% 32.4% 32.4% 32.7%
   Shelter 4,836 5,928 7,114 8,805
     Owned dwellings 2,953 3,749 4,602 5,958
       Mortgage interest and charges 1,817 2,104 2,639 3,317
       Property taxes 597 930 1,139 1,541
     Maintenance, repair, insurance,
other expenses
540 715 825 1,101
     Rented dwellings 1,533 1,788 2,034 2,345
     Other lodging 349 391 478 502
   Utilities, fuels, and public services 1,890 2,191 2,489 3,183
     Percent 6.7% 6.8% 6.5% 6.9%
     Natural gas 246 268 307 473
     Electricity 758 869 911 1,155
     Fuel oil and other fuels 100 86 97 142
     Telephone 592 708 877 1,048
     Water and other public services 193 259 296 366
   Household operations 446 509 684 801
     Percent 1.6% 1.6% 1.8% 1.7%
     Personal services 219 258 326 322
     Other household expenses 227 250 358 479
   Housekeeping supplies 406 430 482 611
     Percent 1.4% 1.3% 1.3% 1.3%
     Laundry and cleaning supplies 113 110 131 134
     Other household products 171 194 226 320
     Postage and stationery 122 125 126 157
   Household furnishings and equipment 1,125 1,401 1,549 1,767
     Percent 4.0% 4.3% 4.1% 3.8%
     Household textiles 99 100 106 132
     Furniture 310 327 391 467
     Floor coverings 92 177 44 56
     Major appliances 147 155 189 223
     Small appliances, miscellaneous housewares 75 85 87 105
     Miscellaneous household equipment 402 557 731 782
 Apparel and services 1,618 1,704 1,856 1,886
     Percent 5.7% 5.3% 4.9% 4.1%
   Men and boys 393 425 440 440
     Men, 16 and over 324 329 344 349
     Boys, 2 to 15 70 96 96 91
   Women and girls 673 660 725 754
     Women, 16 and over 586 559 607 633
     Girls, 2 to 15 87 101 118 121
   Children under 2 years old 70 81 82 82
   Footwear 225 278 343 320
   Other apparel products and services 258 259 266 290
 Transportation 5,120 6,014 7,417 8,344
     Percent 18.0% 18.6% 19.5% 18.0%
   Vehicle purchases (net outlay) 2,129 2,638 3,418 3,544
     Cars and trucks, new 1,159 1,198 1,605 1,931
     Cars and trucks, used 948 1,406 1,770 1,531
     Other vehicles 22 34 43 82
   Gasoline and motor oil 1,047 1,006 1,291 2,013
   Other vehicle expenses 1,642 2,015 2,281 2,339
     Vehicle finance charges 300 260 328 297
     Maintenance and repairs 589 653 624 671
     Vehicle insurance 563 712 778 913
     Vehicle, rental, leases, licenses,
other charges
190 389 551 458
   Public transportation 302 355 427 448
 Health care 1,480 1,732 2,066 2,664
     Percent 5.2% 5.4% 5.4% 5.7%
   Health insurance 581 860 983 1,361
   Medical services 562 512 568 677
   Drugs 252 280 416 521
   Medical supplies 85 80 99 105
 Entertainment 1,422 1,612 1,863 2,388
     Percent 5.0% 5.0% 4.9% 5.1%
   Fees and admissions 371 433 515 588
   Television, radios, sound equipment 454 542 622 888
   Pets, toys, and playground equipment 276 322 334 420
 Other 3,176 3,311 4,022 4,889
     Percent 11.2% 10.3% 10.6% 10.5%
   Other supplies, entertainment supplies,
equipment, and services
321 315 393 492
 Personal care products and services 364 403 564 541
 Reading 153 162 146 126
 Education 406 471 632 940
 Tobacco products and smoking supplies 274 269 319 319
 Miscellaneous 842 766 776 808
 Cash contributions 816 925 1,192 1,663
 Personal insurance and pensions 2,592 2,964 3,365 5,204
     Percent 9.1% 9.2% 8.8% 11.2%
   Life and other personal insurance 345 373 399 381
   Pensions and Social Security 2,248 2,591 2,966 4,823
Source: Table 662. Average Annual Expenditures of All Consumer Units by Type of Expenditure: 1990 to 2005
Consumer Expenditures at (www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/
income_expenditures_poverty_wealth/consumer_expenditures.html)



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