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

Related Links

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

Did you know?
The oldest president inaugurated was Reagan (age 69); the youngest was Kennedy (age 43).

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Healthy Smile Checklist for Kids
Have better dental check-ups with this free printable checklist that helps keep your child flossing, brushing, and smiling! Brought to you by Philips Sonicare.

Kindergarten Readiness App
It's kindergarten registration time! Use this interactive kindergarten readiness checklist, complete with fun games and activities, to practice the essential skills your child needs for this next big step. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

8 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
Need some fun ideas for decorating Easter eggs with the kids? Look no further for colorful and cool designs!

7 Ways to Curb Kids' Exposure to Violence
American children are exposed to violence more often than you might think. Learn how to limit your child's exposure to violence and manage the mental health and behavioral effects it can cause.